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Prayer breakfast hypocrisy

Published:Saturday | January 17, 2015 | 12:01 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

One of the major principles of Christianity is to love our neighbours as ourselves. So it is with dismay that I read the Gleaner column of January 15 titled 'Muslims, Rastas not on prayer breakfast menu'.

I immediately assumed that their revulsion towards pork was the cause of their omission. I was even more disgusted when I read that Jews were also rejected, although Christianity had its genesis in the Hebrew Bible.

Jesus came on earth to invite all sinners into his kingdom. I must now assume that Christians no longer fall into the category of sinners.

For those uninformed Christians who may not be aware of this, Jesus was born a Jew, lived as a Jew and died a Jew. At a time in our history when we are looking to unify our country, 'Out of Many, One People', we are using religion to divide us.

Just as Jesus was angry with the Pharisees, He must now be weeping at the hypocrisy of Christians and their apologists. The Bible says Jesus came not to save the righteous but sinners.

R. OSCAR LOFTERSl

ofters1@aol.com

Kingston 8