"First Nazi Gathering of Topeka"

(01/11/2006)

Dear Editor,

First, permit me to congratulate Sheri Johnson on her well written letter. I wholeheartedly agree with one minor exception. She stated, "Christ came to save the world, not destroy it. Unfortunately, a lot of His people are doing that". I cannot believe that a true Christian would do the unbelievable things attributed to the "Baptists" in Topeka, Kansas. In my book, this is the same mentality as the Ku Klux Klan and the Brown Shirts of Nazi Germany.

They make a claim to being Christian, but certainly don't and didn't walk the walk. I doubt that many, if any, of these people belong to Him. With that said, I would like to address the main issue.

Those who would go to any funeral and stage a protest for whatever reason, are beneath contempt. But to go where hard working men lost their lives while providing for their families and carry signs indicating that the souls of those who died are in hell is an action that escapes me.

I simply don't have the words to describe my feelings toward these people, but can only agree with Shari Johnson, "Baptist is taken." Let me suggest a proper moniker. "First Nazi Gathering of Topeka" It more accurately describes their thoughts and actions. They surely are not a "Church" as that word means "A called-out assembly of believers".

Gerald L. Ball