Letters to the Editor

Politics and faith

While some politicians were milking the border situation for every bit of publicity they could gain, the Texas Baptist Men were working in the Border Patrol Station in Brownsville. (See: “Texas Baptist Men say they helped border kids out of love, not for politics,” Friday).

They were doing loads of laundry, providing food and showers, playing games and reading to the kids.

Why would a bunch of guys do this? They saw a chance to demonstrate God’s love for these “strangers in our land.”

Were they exposed to terrible disease?

Well, only if you consider head lice and chickenpox terrible.

What they have been exposed to is criticism by some fellow Christians for their actions. The implication is that immigrants are dirty and diseased.

Some people’s politics are more important than their faith.

— Loveta Eastes, Benbrook