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The Journal Gazette

Monday, September 09, 2019 1:00 am


Christians' Trump worship is out of proportion

Radio host Wayne Allen Root's claim that the “Jewish people love Trump ... like he is the King of Israel” should be of grave concern to the Christians and the so-called Christians in America.

Evangelist Jay Lowder (“Trump veers into blasphemy,” Aug. 25) correctly points out that God does not share glory with anyone. As most people in America should know by now, the man in the White House shares no glory with anyone, either.

I would say we have a problem here.

It appears to me that for some time now many leaders in the religious community have become idol worshippers of Donald Trump. So have many Christians and so-called Christians. These people need to get back to worshipping the God of Abraham and David.

And the preachers who seem to have become idol worshippers need to get back to doing the work God called them to do and stop using their pulpits as campaign headquarters for the reelection of the lyingest president this country has ever seen.

Some well-known preachers have said it was God who put Trump in the White House. Could be. But maybe it wasn't for the reason many people think. Maybe God wanted to see what kind of Christians we've got here in America.

Here is how it works. On Sunday morning, the Christians get up and go to church. The pastor preaches a powerful sermon in praise of God. 

Then come Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. That's when people are looking at the stock market, their 401k and the job numbers. One day a week of worshipping God and six days a week worshipping Trump.

Curtis J. Ransom



CHEERS to Gail Hamm for her intelligent, thoughtful letter, “Solution on teacher pay too simple to happen” on Aug. 30. Supporting our public schoolteachers is the greatest investment for the future.

Joni Weber

Fort Wayne


Shelter policies not in line with caring for animals

Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control ought to remove the word “care” from its title. They should be called Fort Wayne Animal Control; I see a lot less care.

First, they removed the depositories from outside the building. They don't want owners to bring in their animals without an appointment. It all sounds wonderful. They say they want to help owners keep their animals in their loving and caring homes. What is the real story? Not all homes are loving and caring. Simply put, not everyone can keep their pets for any number of reasons.

The shelter can brag about lowering costs. They don't have to provide care, nutrition, vaccinations, neutering or spaying and, ultimately, euthanasia for more animals. But what has happened to the animals that are not brought in? Numbers don't tell the whole story. Some are starved, abused or abandoned in the county or city. A few have been found in dumpsters. One was shot in an alley.

More and more are finding their way on to Craigslist. The list continues to grow. I'm sure there are many loving and caring adopters and responsible owners. Dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and other animals are sold or given away. There is no follow-up or control about who adopts or buys these animals. Some find good homes. But, we really don't know.

If the shelter really wants to help, it should make it easier, not harder, for people to surrender their animals. Not everyone will admit that they have failed, and they wish to remain anonymous. This is now impossible.

In the past, our shelter has been recognized as one of the best in the country. Sadly, I don't see that anymore with these new policies. They may have the right intentions, but the story is with the pets that are not in our city-run shelter.

Mary Kay Matasky

Fort Wayne