The Left aren’t the ones spinning up ‘fake news’

Trump tried spinning his signing the spending bill by saying he didn't like it. First, he blamed Congress (both parties) and "fake news," yet the White House had been involved in crafting the bill for months. Second, he said he was asking Congress to give him a line-item veto. As usual, he doesn't know the Constitution; the line-item veto has been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Finally, he blamed the Democrats for not protecting the DACAs (more fake news); the truth is, both parties left out the DACAs because neither wanted them as part of the spending bill. If Trump really wanted to protect the 800,000-plus Dreamers, all he has to do is, with the stroke of his pen, is rescind his original executive order that put a deadline on the DACA program, then issue another executive order making it permanent. PATRICK FAGAN, WOODSTOCK

Liberals ignore those who aren’t anti-gun

All the media covered the March for Our Lives event. Conspicuously absent was Kyle Kashuv, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who visited the Oval Office, because he refused to be drowned out by the drum-roll din of "we need to do something" symbolism over substance. His opposing views did not fit the gun control, anti-NRA narrative. Resource officer Deputy Blaine Gaskill undoubtedly saved lives by neutralizing the Maryland Great Mills High School shooter – proof positive of the NRA "good guy with a gun" theory. Gaskill didn't have a speaking slot as he didn't fit the anti-gun narrative, either. Yet we heard the chant, "NRA endorsed politicians have blood on their hands." The event was funded by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Planned Parenthood and and had the blessing of Barack Obama. Will they dismiss their heavily armed bodyguards? Don't bet your scary-looking Daisy BB gun. Martin Luther King's 9-year-old granddaughter related that she had a dream of ""enough is enough," implying "never again." Never again? Until "again" happens again, until the hypocrite politicians get re-elected, again. MICHAEL VELSMID, PEACHTREE CITY

Column wrongly disparaged thoughtful Catholics

Regarding the Mary Sanchez column, “Anti-gay Catholic activist stirs turmoil in the faithful” (Opinion, March 20), I took personal offense to her comment about Catholics who disagree with her. Homosexuality is the most controversial issue in all of Christianity today. But there is a discussion in the Church, and to call an opposing side derogatory names is not helpful. I would go as far as to say it is ignorant and bigoted. Most of the New Testament was written in the First Century of the Roman Empire when homosexuality and bisexuality were the cultural norm, not only accepted, but encouraged. Paul was clearly calling Christians to escape Roman sexual mores. Read 1 Timothy 1:10, Romans 1:27, 1 Corinthians 6:9. Perhaps his worldview was influenced by the Old Testament; just read Leviticus 18:22. As a Christian, I am trying to grapple with accepting homosexuality in light of these Scriptures. To call other Christians trying to do the same as “spineless and un-Christian” makes me wonder when was the last time Sanchez opened her Bible and tried to understand what Paul was trying to convey to the First Century followers of Jesus.


Opinion pages steeped in left-wing bias

There is a difference between opinion and mental indoctrination. What you choose to print is not balanced. It is liberal indoctrination. In “Trump’s flaws put U.S. at risk” (Opinion, March 20), a reader states, “We now seem to have a KGB-trained communist controlling the decisions made by our commander-in-chief.” Where is the evidence for this outrageous statement? There is none. This is not opinion; it is a bare-faced lie to promote a political agenda. And you are furthering this attitude by printing it. If these kinds of decisions on what to print were not enough to show your editorial bias, you continue to offer Ross Douthat as being a representative of the right. His articles are always center at best and usually left-leaning. No one has been more negative about the president than he. If you want to be considered balanced, you have to change what you print in the op-ed page.