- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
- Cape man stabbed in head, arm after strip-club incident; skull fractured, police say (6/25/17)3
- Custom cuts: Local hairstylist provides free haircuts to special-needs children (6/26/17)3
- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Annual SEMO District Fair event lineup announced (6/23/17)2
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)4
- Oran town board fired officer before hiring him as police chief; city officials say they can't remember reason for firing (6/25/17)2
- Playing with fire (6/25/17)
- Two charged in theft of jewelry from Cape storage facility (6/23/17)1
Standing for family values
To the editor:
I would like to respond to a letter that twisted a verse from the Bible (Luke 18:11) in an attempt to mock conservative Christians.
Unlike the first-century Pharisees, I suspect that the overwhelming majority of modern-day Christians, myself included, will openly and willingly admit their shortcomings and sinfulness.
I will not, however, apologize for supporting political candidates, regardless of party, who I feel will stand for traditional family values and overall higher moral standards and who will most importantly promote a culture of life that includes protecting the rights of the unborn.
No, I don't appreciate being mocked and compared to the self-righteous Pharisees. Those who don't agree with the fact that our country is in the midst of a moral decline are only fooling themselves. Most of today's adults grew up in a country with a firm grip on the handle of traditional moral values. That grip is loosening quickly. All I ask is that my children are afforded the same opportunity that we had.
MIKE YOUNG, Cape Girardeau