Writer saddened by Broughton’s letter, defends actions of Christians


Letters to the Editor

To the editor:

It was so sad to read Green Park Ward 1 Alderman Michael Broughton’s Oct. 7 letter. Especially given that he is a community leader.

Christians do not preach damnation for sin, including abortion, but rather repentance and forgiveness. This is a basic tenet of the Christian faith.

Christians do not turn a blind eye to the suffering of others, and in the case of unplanned pregnancy, they start, volunteer for and financially support nonprofits and ministries to help mothers in need care for their babies and get their life on track. Some also adopt.

Christians do not believe science and religion are mutually exclusive. Yes, God did give us curiosity and intelligence, and science magnifies the beauty of God’s design.

Christians in America also care for immigrants, the poor, the elderly, their neighbor and even their neighbor who thinks because they are Christian they must be a flat-earther.

Certainly there are people who misguidedly use Christianity as a justification to be judgmental and hateful, but this is not representative of the teaching or commandments of Jesus.

The vast majority of Christians are busy loving and serving their neighbor, not waving signs and yelling at people. And there are also pro-choice citizens who make sweeping erroneous generalizations about what they think other groups of people believe.

And that is why we are here, in this extremely polarized society.

Sandra Smith
Sunset Hills