On faith: God's the boss, not officials
Our government employees put their hands on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution.
They did not put their hands on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible. ("Christians condemn Jeff Sessions' scriptural justification for border policy," June 16)
Do not use religious texts to tell people that they must do what you tell them.
You were not God-appointed. You work for us.
Do not try to convince us of your divine anointing, using your chosen religion to cover atrocities — even though some religious texts do call for heinous actions.
These will always be used to support slavery, divide people, reject strangers, denigrate entire groups of people, hate, cheat, and steal.
We see you, hiding inadequacy under a thin cloak of feigned religiosity and self-assumed superiority.
Use the Constitution and your heart and soul, and now and then try reading some of the kind and loving texts.
(Although it may not be as lucrative and self-gratifying.)
Van Nuys, California
On faith: How does Trump fit in?
Thanks Bud Kennedy for calling out evangelicals who fail to confront the immoral policies of the Trump tribe. ("Prayers at GOP faith rally, but not for poor children in tents?" June 17)
Shame on any American not willing confront the blatant racism, greed and traitorous behavior.
Meeting with an enemy is good, but saluting and complimenting a murderous regime borders on treason.
Just a year ago, North Korea murdered an American. Separating 2-year olds from their mothers at the border … how much does it take to see reality?
On the media: Not an enemy
The President of our country recently wrote on Twitter, "Our Country's biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!"
Worse than Russia, North Korea, Iran, or other countries that threaten us?
That statement was jaw-dropping but not surprising.
The duty of the media is to objectively report facts for the benefit of readers and viewers.
The First Amendment even stipulates that “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press."
So why would the President attack them?
A recent study showed a wide disparity among news sources in objectivity, but the AP, ABC, CBS, NBC, and BBC scored higher for continued objectivity.
Yet leaders continually demonize them as the “lamestream media”?
Why would Republicans fear the media reporting facts instead of fomenting partisan propaganda?
On squatters: There oughta be a law
Squatters took over my house in Fort Worth.
They said that they did not have to leave.
An eviction notice was delivered May 7. They still would not leave.
Police could not do anything because it was a civil matter.
The laws need to be changed.
—Rachel Morgan, Irving