Christians should look to the community first |

Christians should look to the community first

William J. DonohueDillon

While reading the SDN on Oct. 18, a shocking headline caught my eye. It was Bill Bickerton’s letter titled “War and Genocide not moral issues for some Christians.” Although I read it several times, I still couldn’t understand what the heck he was trying to say. At first he seemed to be criticizing Dillon Community Church’s discussion concerning “Christians and Democracy” calling it “highly partisan and biased.”He mentioned the presentation on the U.S. Electoral College and Amendment 36, and that a voter guide had been passed out. Mr. Bickerton claims that Pastor Brian Post urged the congregation to vote based on these and only these moral issues, but he does not state what those issues were. He then goes on to state that none of the issues on the voter guide concerned war, genocide in Sudan, Godless dictators, nuclear weapons and many other subjects he must be very concerned about. It seems Mr. Bickerton simply changed the subject from what we as Colorado residents are voting on, to all the world’s biggest problems. First of all, none of these issues is on the ballot, so why would they be in the voter guide? We simply are not voting for or against genocide in Sudan, for or against Godless dictators, etc. It is far better to actually do something good in your own community, than to merely talk about what should be done half way around the world.

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