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Letters to the editor – Saturday (6-27-09)

Don’t judge all Christians by actions of individuals
Regarding R. Howard Andrews’ June 14 letter “Another viewpoint on God and man” and his many past letters:
Mr. Andrews appears to be of great intelligence and has very strong opinions. He takes every opportunity to speak out against God and religion.
I would also like to voice my strong, unshakeable opinion.
There is a God, one God. The beginning and the end.
There are self-proclaimed Christians in this world and always have been. Not one of us is without sin. There are many false prophets and many who aspire to godlike status, who want power.
I do not have the desire to change your point of view. However, I do have great desire to stand up for my Lord. He is real, and so is my faith and trust in Him.
When you see a person who is white, black or brown fail, do we hate them or their race? When you see a child make a mistake, do you correct it? Or do we hold it against every child? When you see a man beat or rape a woman, do you hold it against every man? Don’t hold what some Christians do against others.
If we claim to be a Christian, we are people who try to follow Jesus’ example and be more like Him. We aren’t without sin, mistakes, failure or problems.
Mr. Andrews, every time I see a letter of yours in the paper (and I do look for them), I pray for you. You make me want to read and study my Bible even more. You make me want an even stronger relationship with God.
In closing, I thank you for the opportunity to stand up for my God.
ó Angie Phifer
Cleveland
A fun event for all
On behalf of the Nazareth Children’s Home staff and children, thanks to all who supported our recent Fun Fest Day and raffle.
The prize winners were: First prize, 2009 Honda Civic, H.T. Kimball from Salisbury; second prize, Sony flat-screen TV, Robby Shelton from Reidsville; third prize, Sony PlayStation 3, Justin Labonte from Trinity (who donated it back to NCH); fourth prize, handmade quilt, Jeff Wherry from Salisbury; fifth prize, $200 gift certificate to NCH Outlet Store, Mrs. Wayne Safrit of Concord (who donated it back to NCH). The 50/50 winner was Robin Styles of Salisbury, winning $789 in cash.
In all, Fun Fest Day and raffle sales raised more than $74,000 for the boys and girls at Nazareth Children’s Home.
Thank you so much for your support.
ó Josh Regan
Regan is director of development at Nazareth Children’s Home.
Pets find new homes
Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary adopted out three dogs ó Emma, Daisy and Mindy ó this week after the Post’s Pet Page was published last Saturday. We would like to thank the Post and the Humane Society for underwriting this page for us … as well as sponsors Barbara and Hal Barnes, Ann and Barry Powlas, Cartucci’s Italian Restaurant, Crawford & Son Heating and Air, Gerry Wood Auto Group, Mills and Levine, attorneys, Har Bar Golf Carts, attorney Jeff Morris, Shampooch and Kitty Too, and certainly, not to be omitted, those wonderful anonymous sponsors.
ó Lynda Errante
Errante is the secretary for Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary.
Clarification
Christopher Crocker was being pursued by a police officer when the truck he was driving crashed into a car. A recent letter to the editor was not clear on that point.

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