Blind Them With Superior Intellect

(07/16/2003)

Dear Editor,

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