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"Mailbag" Continued...

Issue: "MS-13: Criminals next door," June 18, 2005

Disqualified

"Porn again" (April 23) seemed to propose rationalization and pity for pastors who practice porn. But pastors are instructed to serve and care for their congregations; when their hearts are controlled by carnal desires, it is impossible to obey Christ's mandates, and truth becomes meaningless. Scripture requires removal of church leaders from their positions when they live contrary to God's Word. Is the church courageous enough to do what God requires?
-Kelly Faust; Wesley, Iowa

Corrections

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith is the sixth book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series (Bestselling Books, May 28, p. 15).

One-third of U.S. Marines landing on Iwo Jima became casualties; nearly 7,000 died and approximately 20,000 were wounded ("Caught by surprise," May 28, p. 21).

The dogma of the Immaculate Conception, as defined by Pope Pius IX, states that Mary was from conception "preserved immune from all stain of original sin" ("Quite contrary," May 28, p. 37).

Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii was most recently reelected in 2004 ("The Senate deal-makers," June 4, p. 19).

Malcolm Glazer owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ("Around the horn," June 4, p. 41).

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