Povich entitled to opinion, but many disagree with him and his logic

To the editor:

In response to Mike “Grassroots” Povich’s recent letter, it always strikes me as ironic as those who profess their belief in God and Jesus tend to pick and choose which of God’s laws that they deem are relevant.

I was taught early on when I attended church services that Jesus taught us to take care of the poor and disadvantaged, and to be tolerant of others as we were “all his children” and to “judge not, lest ye be judged.” Doesn’t the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, provide insurance for those who could not afford it or did not qualify due to pre-existing conditions?

Isn’t the Christian thing to do for those who are fortunate enough to afford insurance, to pay a little more so that millions of those who did not have insurance can finally have it? Most civilized countries seem to have programs that are similar to ACA.

In regards to same-sex marriage, again it seems ironic to reference back to scripture written hundreds of years ago.

Many of the disciplines and punishments suggested in Leviticus and Deuteronomy would be considered primitive by today’s standards and are similar to the acts carried out by Islamic terrorists that we now describe as barbaric and evil. God/nature has provided us with brains and the ability to use judgement and logic to determine right from wrong.

What has a gay person ever done to you, and how does helping out the poor be perceived as a bad thing? Mr. Povich declares the Supreme Court as evil due to recent decisions, but allowing billionaires to essentially buy elections seems to be OK with him.

The Supreme Court is charged with interpreting the Constitution and the laws of the land. These laws are supposedly based on the will of the people who elect the presidents who nominate Supreme Court justices. Mike, you are entitled to your opinion, but many do not agree with you and your logic.