- How to save a life: Lifeguards resuscitated young girl at Cape Splash (8/17/17)2
- Woman's post about 'Back the Blue' sign in Jackson coffee shop prompts firing from nearby bar (8/15/17)11
- Chaffee man charged with attempting to have ex-wife killed (8/20/17)3
- Former Chaffee officer faces DWI charge (8/20/17)2
- Scott City school chief gets raise, while some teachers don't (8/17/17)6
- PBS crew filming in Cape; Glenn House to be featured (8/17/17)
- Jumbo size: Rhodes 101 sets a world record with 15-foot, 4,700 gallon drinking cup (8/21/17)3
- Scott City Council reinstates police chief (8/16/17)1
- Unions deliver signatures to block right-to-work in Missouri (8/20/17)40
- Woman dies in house fire in Cape Girardeau County (8/16/17)
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