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Don’t lambaste all Christians for predator pastors

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

It is amazing how the indiscretions and mishaps of so-called religious organisations are hurriedly used to indict others who are completely removed from such issues.

The Gleaner’s August 1, 2019, online report of a pastor being rebuked by the community for impregnating a 12-year-old girl provided the stimulus for a sweeping denunciation against all worshipers who claim belief in the Bible. The general commentary below the report indicated that people were just throbbing to unleash blind condemnation on all who gather under the name of religion.

Maybe there are legitimate reasons for such gripe, but it is important that we do not condemn the forest for the failing of a tree. The wisdom of the Bible remains intact and unaffected by those who bear the word but fail to live by it.

HOMER SYLVESTER

h2sylvester@gmail.com