April 3: Evangelicals, Trump and Laura Ingraham

April 3: Evangelicals, Trump and Laura Ingraham

Evangelicals’ Trump delusions

Manhattan: “Why good Christians should disavow Trump” (Op-Ed, April 1) is beautiful. It completely articulates how any pondering particular person ought to consider Donald Trump. Essentially the most sensible half is the place Michael W. Austin says he would somewhat have an atheist for President who has compassion, advantage and morals. Isn’t that what evangelicals say everybody ought to have? Or are they “do as I say, not as I do” Christians? The chief of the free world ought to lead by instance. What sort of nation would this be if each particular person adopted Trump’s instance? If the President does it, it’s subsequently OK? Have any of those so-called Christians ever in contrast or contrasted the actions of Trump to their model of the Bible’s teachings? This text ought to be dedicated to reminiscence of each so-called evangelical and reread earlier than Trump runs for reelection. Joie A. Anderson

Armageddon’s usher

Melbourne, Australia: Simply who or what’s a “good Christian”? Plainly Christians who outline themselves by what the Bible says can discover ample justification within the phrases therein to justify nearly any standpoint and any motion. Therefore the help for President Trump from a large variety of well-organized, well-endowed right-wing Christians who take into account themselves to carry the reality, supposedly backed by Jesus himself. They appear wed to Trump due to his success of prophecy in serving to set the stage for Armageddon and the last word return of Jesus Christ to Earth. Has anybody seen how intently the political actuality of this new world is mirroring that described by Hal Lindsey in “The Late Nice Planet Earth”? Stephen Fiyalko

Rock on

Levittown, L.I.: Thanks on your assessment of this glorious manufacturing (“ ‘Jesus Christ Celebrity’ comes again from the lifeless with John Legend, Sara Bareilles,” April 1). I’ve cherished all of the theater productions dropped at TV and hope for extra, now that Broadway has priced itself out of attain. “Celebrity” was an ideal providing for Easter Sunday and the forged was very good. That closing scene the place the set separated and have become a cross by the lighting was improbable. I might hope that in some way these feedback get to the producers. I additionally cherished the little backstage views whereas the commercials aired. Rosemary McNerney

Standing o

Houston: Re “Jesus Christ Celebrity Dwell!”: What a superb manufacturing! Everybody outdid themselves and John Legend was spectacular! Cheryl Duncan-Dudgeon

Weak ‘Christ’

Manhattan: He’s an amazing singer, however John Legend isn’t any actor. This present was nearly as unhealthy because the revival just a few years in the past. I recommend Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice dig a gap and conceal till individuals who noticed the unique Broadway present overlook this travesty. Frank Giffone

Fare evasion

Brooklyn: The brand new state price range offers short-term funding for the MTA by imposing surcharges on for-hire automobile providers working beneath 96th St., with the revenues flowing right into a “lock field” earmarked for the MTA. Lock bins have a nasty manner of dissolving into the overall fund for the state, spent on unrelated tasks. New York has been doing that for many years, with Gov. Cuomo and predecessors as ringleaders of that circus. The MTA is an unlimited, bottomless cash pit with an impossible-to-satisfy want for ever-increasing revenues. Add to this equation its historical past of profligate spending with lax oversight, and it turns into only a continuation of the continuing smoke-and-mirrors Ponzi scheme. And we haven’t but heard any noise popping out of Albany that appears like, “Since there’s a new income stream feeding into the MTA, there received’t be any fare hikes anytime quickly.” New York State authorities is nothing greater than a prison enterprise. Stan Rosenson

Hail and heartless

Manhattan: The added payment on cabs is unfair throughout. Suppose you’re a senior taking a cab in unhealthy climate to keep away from slippery sidewalks. Whether or not you hail it beneath 96th St. or above, there ought to be no further cost. It’s the black-car corporations that ought to have charges; it’s they, and never important taxis, which are clogging up streets. But it’s the taxis that can lose extra prospects. Tippi Williams

No toilet for the weary

Staten Island: To the NYC Division of Transportation: Are you conscious that on a few Staten Island ferries, there aren’t any working bathrooms? The ladies’s room was locked, so I used to be keen to make use of the boys’s room, however that was locked additionally. With all the cash that the town takes in and all of the fraud and the overpaid company heads, you don’t manage to pay for to repair just a few bathrooms? I suppose since you don’t experience the ferry (you most likely use a limo or a taxi), you don’t care. Dianne Denmark

Assault on the messenger

Cambria Heights: President Trump’s assaults on Amazon clarify that he’s incensed in regards to the protection of his incompetence as it’s revealed every day within the Washington Submit. Brick-and-mortar shops have suffered for a few years as Walmart expanded all through the nation, but The Donald has nothing to say about that. Calvin Hill

Postal disservice

South Ozone Park: To Voicer David Gonzalez: Plain and easy, the Postal Service loses cash with or with out Amazon, partly as a result of by legislation, it has to service the entire United States and partly as a result of, like with most authorities unions, there’s completely no accountability. That plus not having to make a revenue isn’t a viable marketing strategy. If its parcel service weren’t backed by first-class mail, a monopoly, its bundle supply wouldn’t exist. Kenneth Kucinskas

The best manner

Monsey, N.Y.: Disgrace on the Every day Information. In “Donald lays egg” (April 2), The Information reviews: “The President refused to clarify his tweets to the press as he walked right into a Palm Seaside, Fla., church along with his Slovenian-born spouse, Melania. . .” It is a low-cost try by your paper to attain factors by referencing the First Girl’s nation of delivery whereas reporting on her husband’s immigration insurance policies. What you fail to report is that in contrast to the individuals the President needs to stop from coming into the county, Mrs. Trump entered america legally. Jonathan Gruenebaum

Why we’re so imply

Hoboken: Our nationwide discourse is meaner as a result of we’ve a bully within the Oval Workplace propped up by Fox anchors like Laura Ingraham, who mocks gun-survivor teenagers. And conservative commentators like Ann Coulter, who has venom working by her veins. She threatens Trump to construct that wall alongside the Mexican border — or else. How about we construct a wall round her and her ilk who spew hatred and poison our airwaves? You recognize what hell is? Listening to Coulter audiotapes 24/7. Rev. Alexander M. Santora

Transfer on, David

Fords, N.J.: To David Hogg: You have got an extended life to dwell, and thank God you survived the bloodbath at your college. Nonetheless, attacking Laura Ingraham about her tweet about your alleged whining over your not moving into one among your first two decisions of schools is only a battle of phrases. Please don’t make it into one thing extra by asking for her to be let go from her job. Ingraham is a most cancers survivor. She has kids to lift, and someday you’ll too. Forgiveness doesn’t let the particular person go freed from their deed, however it’s a liberating of 1’s soul to not grasp onto the anger relating to the deed. I’m constructive there’s a college simply ready so that you can apply, and also you could be a credit score to that college as an alumnus. Diane Perez

X stands for hate

Manhattan: To Voicer Carmen H. Mason: If one is a supporter of the virulent anti-Semitic assaults by Malcolm X, then his teachings and his life are fashions to be pursued by his adherents. Actually, I, for one, can not empathize along with his hate-filled anti-Semitic messages. Sadly, lots of his teachings have contributed to intolerance and even violence. Nelson Marans

Not missed

Brooklyn: What a tragic time for the FDNY. Their funerals have been emotional and inspirational. It was actually acceptable that Mayor de Blasio didn’t converse at Lt. Christopher Raguso’s service. Politicians who don’t help you when you are alive shouldn’t faux to take action whenever you’ve given your life for our nice nation. James Nash

Paying respects

Tarrytown, N.Y.: A particular heartfelt due to all of the NYPD members, particularly the members of the NYPD Freeway Patrol bike brigade, who accompanied the funeral of FDNY Lt. Michael Davidson on a really unhappy day for all New Yorkers. The respect proven by the members of each departments was significantly appreciated. Carol Culkin

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