So rather than set fire to a book, set fire to a lost soul's heart. Share the truth of Jesus Christ with the lost. This is the rich heritage of our country's history. We were once a country with the majority deeply rooted in God, who strove to incorporate his word into their lives, schools, work places and government. Only through the spreading of the love of God can we hope to entangle a world enslaved in deception.
Letter writer should be fair in assessment
I was with a council member at a meeting on Wednesday, when the council member observed, "It's sad."
I asked, "What is sad?"
The response was that Robert Rush's piece in the Pilot on that date ("Sounding Off: Dishonetsy, self-interest in Newport Beach," Sept. 8) portends a campaign season of "muddied waters" of nastiness, innuendo and conspiracy rather than civility, positive ideas, and solutions to the many issues facing Newport Beach in these challenging economic times.
I guess we should brace ourselves for more poison pen mailers featuring irrelevant pictures of in-process remodeled homes and rehab mistruths, as we witnessed from Mr. Rush two years ago in the unsubstantiated character assassination of Councilman Rosansky.
Well, we have been warned by Mr. Rush: "… I hope to expose numerous stories of self-interest and dishonesty regarding Newport's trusted public figures and city officials."
A modest proposal to Mr. Rush: Any such accusations should be carefully fact-checked with full vetting and, before publication, the "accused" should certainly be given a reasonable opportunity in Mr. Rush's "story" to offer his/her written response to the accusations. Fairness requires no less.