I read the recent missive from Mr. Ben Mita wherein he has accused Alvin Engelke of
Racism, Homophobia, and Xenophobia. Let's examine each of these in a proper light.
Xenophobia: Alvin has been critical of those that have illegally come to this country to lap
up our bounty, murder our citizens and establish the same culture from which they fled.
That is far from racism, it is a rare statement of fact. A brief paraphrase of a quote from
the chairman of the board of the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR], Omar
Ahmad, as reported by WorldNetDaily will put this in perspective. "Islam isn't in America to
be equal to any other faith but to become dominant..." Perhaps Mr. Mita would like to make
a statement similar to that in an Islamic country about our culture. The only question
would be, "where will his head come to rest?" Now to Racism.
I defy Mr. Mita to show one place where Alvin Engelke has ever criticized any person
because of their race. It's easy to accuse, but a bit more difficult to prove the accusation.
Here's the one I really want to comment about - Homophobia.
Mr. Mita accuses Alvin of using the Bible to promote hatred. All I saw in the Creston News
was a comment about the supreme court and its disregard for an Old Testament
admonition about homosexuality. That's hatred? I took that to be a statement of what is
written in the Bible and not a personal opinion. Perhaps Mr. Mita should get a good Bible
and sit down with it and see just what the Word of God has to say. Leviticus 18:22 gives
the Old Testament view. However, go forward to the New Testament to Romans 1:24-32
and Jude 7. The Bible is very explicit in condemning homosexuality and Mr. Mita's stating
that Alvin is trying to use it to push hatred is the typical uninformed liberal point of view.
Mr. Engelke was pointing out something that was written thousands of years ago as "...holy
men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." Alvin apparently takes this to
heart. To attack the messenger is the typical knee-jerk response from any liberal that has
no platform. Never mind the truth, just blind them with "superior" intellect.
Gerald L. Ball
Davisville, WV 26142