Hot topics

Dear Editor:I've noticed that the two hot topics in Letters to the Editor are Chick-Fil-A and gun control. When I read Mr. Rangel's letter, I was disgusted that he would close down Chick-Fil-A, a successful private business, and cause many to lose much needed jobs and cities loss of revenue. But now I'm grateful to Mr. Rangel, Mayor Bloomberg and Rham Emanuel, who because of their intolerance, have awakened a "sleeping giant" - the Christians. My church has already had a Chick-Fil-A dinner and it was delicious! I've heard of the long lines and that Chick-Fil-A had the best sales day ever. God will not be mocked. His Word endures. We need to respond kindly to those who disagree with us and expect the same from them. Interesting that Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor Emanuel have suddenly changed their minds. Emanuel stated that Chick-Fil-A's values don't fit in with Chicago's values. It's difficult to discern his values, since he welcomed Louis Farrakhan to Chicago, who has made scathing comments against homosexuals. I wonder how many of those who participated in the "kiss in," or whatever it was called, were born from same-sex couples? Regarding gun control: I believe there should be some control over assault rifles, but that anyone who desires to own a gun for protection, hunting, etc. should be allowed to. We do have the 2nd Amendment and it should be protected. Some believe that gun ownership should be done away with, but consider Chicago, which has the strongest gun control laws in the U.S. and has the highest murder rate in the U.S. If someone is evil or deranged, they will find a way to kill. Remember anthrax? No guns involved there. Right now Israel is not only concerned with bombs and guns, but with chemical warfare. It amazes me that those who would do away with gun ownership haven't written a Letter to the Editor re "Fast and Furious," in which the Obama administration's attorney general, Eric Holder, allowed guns to be sent to the drug cartels in Mexico causing the deaths of more than 2,000 in Mexico and one U.S. Border Patrol agent. Elsa Van Leuven Downey

********** Published: August 09, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 17