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Issue: "Global shame," June 15, 2002

Too expensive

A political cartoon in the April 27 WORLD showed an embryo sliced up into "cures" for various diseases. I have cystic fibrosis and diabetes at 47 years of age, but I do not want them cured by the taking of a life, as is the case in embryonic stem-cell research. - Dan Leatherman, Elyria, Ohio

Games people play

I am outraged at the partisan games that Sens. Daschle and Leahy have been playing with President Bush's judicial nominees ("Another Clarence Thomas?" May 18). They have created a crisis in the federal courts by leaving these important positions vacant indefinitely. President Bush has nominated over 100 well-qualified men and women of distinction and accomplishment. I expect more than partisan politics from our nation's leaders. - Elaine Bailey, Brevard, N.C.

Middle ground

It was refreshing to read two honest, unsimplistic attempts (May 11) to sort out the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But what about the Palestinian Christians? They are in the middle, the silent minority marginalized by both the Muslim terrorists and the Jewish nationalists. Those two groups make a lot of noise and get a lot of media attention, but as the African proverb reminds us, "When two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers." - Angela Bayne, Cookeville, Tenn.

John Piper and Marvin Olasky made some good points with respect to our support for Israel. However, I believe that God is bringing about a major miracle before our eyes as He fulfills prophecies made thousands of years ago. Those who oppose God are doomed to failure. - John W. Bennett, Sugar Land, Texas

John Piper's "Land divine?" was a very thoughtful and balanced analysis of how we should view Israel today in light of Scripture. - William J. Caldwell, Melissa, Texas

Too right, too left

Thank you for a quality magazine. I am grateful for the holy stance you take on everything. To those who cancel their subscriptions because they say WORLD is too conservative, may I suggest they try Time magazine? - Connie Lowe, Mesquite, Texas

As a longtime subscriber, I wanted to let you know why I won't be renewing my subscription. I don't believe that your perspective on the news is different from the muddled statist mush available from other conservative newsweeklies. The final straw for me was your naming John Ashcroft as "Daniel of the Year" (Dec. 22, 2001). - Doug Hart, Roanoke, Va.

Thank you for your commitment to excellence. My parents have subscribed for several years and I am more knowledgeable and firmer in my beliefs because of it. There is a simple beauty and elegance in how you present the truth of the Word. - Scott Seidler, Salem, Ore.

Correction

Manchuria is in northeast China (April 27, p. 34). - The Editors

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