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July 30, 1988
Why are Christian leaders so threatened by the film? Are the foundations of Christianity so weak that they will be toppled by a fictional account of Christ's life? PAUL CRANE San Clemente
July 23, 1988
Given recent failures of certain TV evangelists, what better time to release such a film (and to make a buck) by treating the Lord of the universe as just another fallen Christian leader? DEWEY BAKER Oxnard
June 24, 1991
Congratulations to the Presbyterian Church on its victory in upholding 2,000 years of Christian moral teaching on matters pertaining to the right use of sex ("Presbyterian Vote Rejects Relaxing of Sex Sanctions," Part A, June 11). The Roman Catholic Church also continues to uphold the view that sex is a sacred and holy act, which is only valid for the Christian within the context of marriage. To those who would lightly disregard this view, I would like to point out that Christianity has always called for sacrifices from its true followers.
April 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Golfer Bubba Watson appears to be one of the few public figures to speak out in support of ESPN analyst Chris Broussard, who called homosexuality "walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ" on the air Monday. Broussard, who was speaking on the same day NBA center Jason Collins became the first active male athlete on a pro sports team to come out publicly as gay, has taken a lot of heat for his comment. But not from Watson, who tweeted this on Tuesday: Thanks @ chris_broussard for sharing your faith & the bible!
March 1, 1992
My wife and I are Christian, but not fundamentalist. Our son, 12, is home schooled. Our daughter, 6, attends a public school. Our son was fast dropping through the cracks in public school. He scores high on achievement tests but public school teachers could not give him the personalized attention needed to keep him interested. The modern Christian home school doesn't differ much from those of the "free-thinking pioneers." Christian parents know that they cannot lie or keep vital information from their children.
November 11, 1985
What those critics of the bishops and many others fail to realize is that the bishops, as Christians, tend to view things in what appears to be a rather narrow and unrealistic perspective. It's not a question of being a socialist, communist, liberal, conservative, or belief in free enterprise; but rather of having a Christian outlook and a Christian mentality concerning social issues. Christian teachings have always seemed impractical to the vast majority, and indeed they are if one considers politics, economics and material goods more important.
October 27, 1991
So Hayden is teaching a class on "Environment and Spirituality" and says he is using religion to change the way people vote on ecological issues? Oh wow! How many other people wouldn't just love to have such a forum to spread their religious ideas? Can anyone even imagine the outcry if a Christian tried to gain entree into a publicly funded school to teach a class on how to solve some of our problems using Christian principles as taught in the Bible? Is it unlawful to teach religion in our public schools or is it not?
September 24, 1990
Goodman brings up a good point when questioning whether American women perceive any interest in defending a country like Saudi Arabia. But why stop there? Why should tens of thousands of Christians be called upon to defend and die for a country that not only will not permit a single Christian church to exist there, but which will use its official Islamic police force to brutally attack any Christian wishing to practice his or her religion? GREG FRY Culver City
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