FRANK S. LOULAN, JONESBORO
Group admits failure in aim to ‘change gays’
Exodus International, the original “change gays” organization, is reportedly shutting down. They clearly have been a dismal failure. Exodus leaders issued an apology for the misery and pain they caused to so many gay people over many years. To make it worse, Exodus inflicted the pain under the guise of Christianity.
Shouldn’t Chick-fil-A now apologize for sending corporate money to support this organization? I suggest they redirect their dollars to local gay outreach ministries of the fully inclusive Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
BOB GIBELING, ATLANTA
Why do we tolerate nation’s opium trade?
Amid the debacle of talks between the U.S., Afghanistan and the Taliban, has no one thought about the massive growing fields of opium poppies that provide huge income to the underworld? The U.S. has allowed drug lords — and governmental officials on the take — to benefit from that awful trade for all of the years we’ve been there fighting to save their necks, at a great price of American blood.
That opiate trade has been a major source of revenue for the Taliban and corrupt officials — yet we have not destroyed those fields and converted the locals to another way of farming.
When we are gone, that illicit (and very profitable) trade will still haunt us.
BOB THOMAS, CUMMING