Letters to the editor – Sunday (9-25-11)
National Life Chain event is Oct. 2
Each year, National Life Chain’s Respect Life Sunday lines U.S. and Canadian sidewalks with a prayerful and peaceful public witness that is an extension of Sunday morning worship. Christians of all ages are urged to participate in this Oct. 2 event that highlights the need for our churches to bond their spiritual forces to end the killing of millions of innocent children through abortion. Participants hold their vigil to emphasize that society must move past the “abortion issue” to the preborns’ humanity and provide the children uncompromising protection that can also end the killing.
Pastors are asked to prepare their congregations with earnest intercession and reflections to promote the National Life Chain Sunday’s success. Organizers believe the accountability for resolving man’s inhumanity to the unborn lies heavily with our churches where, as in prewar Germany, paralyzed churches have failed to discern and value the victim’s humanity and lack the resolve and passion necessary to end this unspeakable injustice.
Christians of all ages are urged to participate. Instead of choosing Sunday afternoon football or similar pleasures, choose to spend one hour, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., with the local Life Chain participants who will meet at the corner of Main and Innes streets in downtown Salisbury for this event.
— Barbara A. Franklin
Gas price relief
Thank you to the people responsible for getting this new gas company in Salisbury. You have finally helped the people of Salisbury be able to buy gas at an affordable price all over town suddenly.
After being in Virginia a few weeks ago and seeing gas at $3.25 a gallon, we came home and saw we were still paying much more, even taking into account the gas tax. When it goes up here, it will go up 10 cents a gallon, and when it comes down, it’s a penny at a time. When you opened, we finally got some relief. Thanks be to God.
— Glenda H. Askew