Your View: Some churches became GOP mouthpieces

Dec. 03, 2012 @ 09:25 AM

I find it interesting that conservative Christian evangelical churches are now mouthpieces for the Republican Party. This event took place on Oct. 7, when these churches unified in preaching similar “sermons” and showing videos from the pulpit comparing Democrats to the KKK and Judas Iscariot. These same “sermons” included listing some policies Gov. Romney supported and some policies President Obama supported. These “sermons” strongly indicated that if you were a Christian you should not vote Democratic because Democrats were pro-choice despite the fact Gov. Romney was pro-choice in the past.
These churches voiced these “sermons” from the pulpit saying it was a matter of freedom of speech. I don’t have a problem with the “sermons” as freedom of speech. I have a problem when these preachers wrap themselves in the flag and the Bible and thus indicate that to disagree with them means you are either unpatriotic or not a Christian.
I am a Democrat and I have served this nation in the National Guard for six years and I am depending on Jesus Christ to forgive my sins which makes me a Christian.
How many of these preachers have served in any branch of the military? These churches are tax exempt. I pay taxes. These churches have members of both political parties and take up offerings each Sunday from Christians of both parties. I do not want my tithe money supporting Republican views I do not support. I will now give my tithe money to support ministries that do not favor one political party over another. I urge Christians to support ministries that use most of their funds to help people in need such as Open Door Ministries.
HAROLD SCHULTZ
High Point

Pressure continues on North State to sell
As a stockholder in North State Communications, my concern is that the people running the company are letting their ego interfere with good business judgment. I understand that North State is a large employer in High Point, but if the ratio of earnings to dividends continues to drop as it has in the past 10 years, that distinction may disappear.
Mike Allred
Roanoke, Va.

Car donation helps fight kidney disease
My wife’s mother died of kidney disease. That’s why we decided to donate our 1992 Lincoln Town Car (affectionately known as Bessie) to the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Cars program in her honor.  We would like to encourage your readers to do the same.
Over the last 30 years, Kidney Cars has raised millions to fight kidney disease and its contributing factors, promote organ donation, and advocate for patients. Kidney Cars offers a simple, free method of disposing of unwanted cars, motorcycles and boats. At the same time you’ll earn a tax deduction and help support a truly worthy organization.
The process was simple, and while there are many charities that need help, if you or your family have been impacted by kidney disease and would like to help fund research this is a great way to help and make a specific contribution. I’d encourage you to consider calling 800-488-CARS or visit www.kidneycars.org. Your old car can help raise awareness of kidney disease and the need for organ donors, as well as support medical education and research to help the 26 million in America with kidney disease.
JEFF VAIL
Jamestown

YOUR VIEW POLLS

High Point City Council gave tentative approval to a plan to develop a business park north of the city that would obligate $13 million in taxpayer dollars as part of the deal. What do you think of this? In 30 words or less (no name, address required), email us your thoughts to letterbox@hpe.com. He is one response:
• If expanding tax base is such a good thing for citizens, why do our property taxes keep rising?  You cannot afford to live in home you worked to pay for.