The Journal Gazette
Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:00 am


Republicans' hypocrisy on blatant display

I had to laugh at Robert Hart's ignorance of the situation (Letters, Oct. 3) when he wondered what the “hoopla” was about and said the president should just be allowed to “do his job” in nominating a Supreme Court justice.

His “when the shoe was on the other foot, there would be no problem at all” seems to forget that when President Obama tried to make a nomination 10 months before the election, Sen. Mitch McConnell and the Republicans insisted that no nominations should be made until after the election and blocked the appointment. Later, Sen. Lindsey Graham stated: “If an opening occurs in the last year of President Trump's term and the primary process has started, we'll wait until the next election (Oct. 8, 2018).”

This opening came less than two months before the election. All I suggest is that he needs to check the facts.

Marlene A. Purdy

Fort Wayne

Nation's Christians must reassert rightful place

On Sept. 24 and Sept. 25, there was a prayer event called “The Return” in Washington, D.C., attended by hundreds of thousands of people.

The purpose was to pray against and hold back the forces of evil destroying this great nation of ours. People covered the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial, praying for God's mercy and grace to be bestowed on America and the nations. Leaders from all over our nation and around the world came to humble themselves and lead in prayer

The idea was that America, which was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, needs to repent its sins and turn back to the God who founded and established us. Our Founding Fathers, who believed strongly in God and wrote our Constitution, would be appalled at what is taking place in our nation today. They would declare we have lost our way and proclaim again that without God, our republic will not last. We have taken God out of our schools, out of education, out of our government and are now even trying to take God out of our churches.

We looked through the paper to find a write-up on “The Return,” only to find a small article on the prayer march led by Franklin Graham in support of “The Return.” The article did say that “few wore masks.” Isn't it amazing that it is OK to protest and riot without a mask but not attend a religious gathering?

Isn't it time for Christians to stand up and take back our great nation? Isn't it time we stand against the evils that are an abomination to our God? Isn't it time for the Word of God to be read publicly and returned to our schools? Isn't it time to humble ourselves and pray for God to heal our land?

It is time to proclaim “God's kingdom come and his will be done” in America.

James Hines

Thomas Ice, Jr.

Christian Praise & Fellowship Church

A toast to coincidence

I saw the article in the Oct. 5 Living section regarding a couple from Tacoma, Washington, who'd been married for 71 years and were still using a toaster they'd received as  a wedding gift.

The reason it caught my interest is because I am still using the same brand of toaster; a Sunbeam model T20-B, that my late husband and I received as a wedding gift in 1955.

What a coincidence, right? Just wanted to let you know it brought a smile and joy when I read it.

Shirley J. Ohse

Fort Wayne

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