Note from the editorOur Nov. 16 commentary by Rev. Robin Meyers, What have we done? drew reader responses from around the globe. Heres a roundup of some of them:
Seek truthAs much as I liked the article, I do beg to differ with the statement that Mr. Trump has broken all 10 Commandments.
He has broken quite a few, more than is tenable for a president, but he has never killed anyone e.g. as far as I know (character assassinations aside). Just saying. We need to stay on the side of truth.
Evelyn Riera Offenbach, Germany
Spark of sanityI so appreciate Dr. Robin Meyers article. As a former Oklahoman, Im so happy theres still a spark of sanity there.
Joyce Wycoff Grass Valley, California
Its still your faultWell then, why did evangelical voters elect him? We on the left watched the evangelicals throw your support behind a hate merchant like Donald Trump. How on Gods climate-changing Earth is that even logical? Why should people respect evangelicals? You dont have the courage of your convictions, or maybe you do not even understand your own religion, with a choice like Trump, for all the reasons you mentioned in the article. It is nuts.
Bonnie Rubinow Chicago
Ministry authorityI thank Rev. Meyers for exploring the question of how professed Christians could have done this. Many of us ask the same question but cannot put the authority of the ministry behind it. And thank you for publishing it. May you, your staff and your facilities stay safe in these disturbing times.
Priscilla Drucker Amherst, Massachusetts
Speak upMr. Meyers, your article is excellent and I am grateful for your words, but I so wish you and other evangelicals had spoken truth with force and fury about this sorry man long before the election. ... I fear for our nation and world the outcomes to be lived by my children and grandchildren.
Sherri A. Lewis Northfield, Illinois
Unmasking intoleranceI read Robin Meyers Oklahoma Gazette commentary, and I wanted to thank you. I think this election has uncovered an ugly intolerance that has been swept under the rug for far too long in this country. Donald Trump, with his hate speech, rhetoric and lack of ethics, has unleashed the ugliness and given it a voice.
However, it has opened my eyes to communities around the country that I didnt know enough about. I believe that if we all speak out and stand up for each other, regardless of our religions, skin color and gender, we will come out stronger than we were before this country.
We are certainly going to be put to the test, and it is my hope that we all will come together in a way we never have had to.
Nancy Magarill New York City
Oklahoma Gazette provides an open forum for the discussion of all points of view in itsLetters to the Editor section. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length and clarity. Letters can be mailed, faxed or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent online at okgazette.com. Include a city of residence and contact number for verification.
Opinions expressed on the commentary page, in letters to the editor and elsewhere in this newspaper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ownership or management.