, Newburyport, MA

May 8, 2013

True evil is abortion, sex trafficking

Newburyport Daily News

---- — To the editor:

“True evil, honoring George W. Bush”? (letter, May 3) I don’t think so! I cannot see George W. Bush as evil. I see him as protecting this country from what he thought was a danger. Did it ever occur to the writer that just maybe the weapons of mass destruction were hidden or even moved?

The true evil in this land (and others) is the killing of babies in the place where they are supposed to be the safest — in their mother’s wombs. And these babies are not killed in a “humane” way.

Another great evil is sex-trafficking. Children as young as 5 years old are kidnapped or sold and forced to perform sex acts, and if they refuse, they are denied food, beaten or even killed. There are so many heart-wrenching things going on — what about Benghazi or the imprisonment of a pastor whose only “crime” was to convert to Christianity? Every other faith is protected from being ill-spoken of, but it seems that Christianity is fair game.

Why do so many go after false gods? Our country was founded on Judeo/ Christian principles, so that should still be the “law” of the land. Jehovah God longs to have His children depend on Him as their Father and to accept His son. God is also known in Genesis, when He created the heaven and earth, as Elohim, which is in the plural — three or more. He doesn’t take it lightly when His children try to go it alone and or push Him aside. At least twice in recent times after a crisis has hit, some of us and our leaders have had the attitude of going it alone without God.

Read the warning in Isaiah 9: 9-11: “And all the people shall know even Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, that say in pride and stoutness of heart, the bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones; the sycamores are cut down but we will change them into cedars. Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together.” Look at these verses. We have cursed ourselves in going away from and not depending on our God, who wants us to love Him as He loves us.

Phyllis A. Hanscom