Phil Wieland's column regarding prayer in public meetings was in tone, as well as content, another slap at Christianity. His remarks about the crucifixion were insulting and ignorant.
In our zeal to rid schools and public places of any reference to Christian values, which were the basis for the development of this great country, we are now reaping the rewards.
Schools in lockdown mode, children beating each other senseless and teachers who are afraid of their students, We have lost all respect for life. Murder, rape and daily shootings are no longer shocking; they are the norm. Our cities are in a state of anarchy.
We are a country that has been enormously blessed by God. Yet we are told not to pray in public places lest we offend.
Honestly, we need more prayer, as we are seeing the results of this cold secularism in our daily lives.
- Claire Gagan, Valparaiso