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Issue: "Cloning: Double trouble," March 7, 1998

He's no David

I thoroughly enjoyed "Part-time obedience" (Feb. 7). God has made us whole beings; God is the judge of the universe and our lives are inextricably woven together with others. We will be held accountable for our sin. It is sad that we don't have leaders who take responsibility for their actions and accept the consequences of their sin and humble themselves before God and the people (nation) and seek forgiveness as David did in 1 Samuel 22:22-23 when he heard that 85 priests and a whole town had been murdered because he had lied to the priest Ahimelech as he was fleeing from Saul. We may be forgiven and restored, yet the consequences of sin may involve suffering to many innocent lives. - K. Prothro, Tyler, Texas

Don't be an enabler

After the president lies, cheats, stonewalls, misleads, fools around with women, and won't be a man in the face of scandal, a popular speaker in Christian circles says that our chief executive is "a loving husband" and "a caring father." It's time to stop enabling this president with spineless one-size-fits-all tolerance. - Mel R. McGinnis, Melray2@juno.com

Wag the tongue

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Your story on Wag the Dog (Feb. 7) missed a major fact about what should have been great political satire. The script contained so much profanity and rotten language that many of the intended thoughts were lost in the garbage. This movie could have been great comedy and good family entertainment; with the rotten language it became an embarrassment to take my wife to see. WORLD should have included a warning about the script. - Bob Bugge, bbugge@ctdi.com

Too biased-please cancel

I find your "news" both extremely biased and extremely negative. Cancel my subscription immediately and refund my money. - Rev. Shirley Benoit, Bristol, Conn.

Honest news-thanks

Thanks for your God-honoring work. I appreciate the honesty and truth, which is spoken in love. I enjoy the stories of what some of God's children are doing in our world. Thank you for giving us the truth. - Dan Ferraro, Youngstown, Ohio

You confuse me

I am confused by your February 7 issue's approach to President Clinton's newest scandal. We are told that we Christians are not morally outraged enough over allegations. Others say that we Christians should show charity towards those who have fallen. Later, we are confronted by three pictures of Monica Lewinsky and told she is a hit in cyberspace. So, tell us: Should we point the finger and accuse before all the facts are made public? Should we forgive before repentance is acknowledged and forgiveness is asked? Should we also "hit" cyberspace and increase the voyeur count? - Marge Storms, South Bend, Ind.

Clear enough

I wouldn't have been surprised to find a review like yours about "WOW 1998" on MTV (Feb. 7). Not everyone has to like contemporary Christian music, but what got my attention was the favorable light given to the Rolling Stones. Arsenio Orteza wrote about "Saint of Me": "Whether it is a taunt or lamentation remains unclear." I was surprised to read in a Christian magazine that a band with the reputation of the Rolling Stones had "unclear" motivations. - Dan Ray, Clarksville, Tenn.

Clean sells

As a teenage CCM fan, I am curious as to how you draw your conclusion that the artists you listed spend more time with "mainstream constituencies." The fact that secular radio stations and music video television channels play their singles and videos is a sign that teens and their parents are searching for clean alternatives to artists such as The Spice Girls and Alanis Morrisette. - Mystie Paulson, mystiedawn@usa.net

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