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"Mailbag" Continued...

Issue: "Saving Isaac," Nov. 10, 2007

I'm sick and tired of management and their toadies pointing to labor unions as if they were bogeymen. The unions were, when first formed, desperately needed to stop runaway corporate abuses. Christians should never agree to a negotiated contract and then tell their subordinate managers to violate it. "The worker deserves his wages," as Paul wrote in 1 Timothy, and his wages are whatever was agreed to.
-Mike Mendez; Raleigh, N.C.

Safe?

I loved Marvin Olasky's comment that "there are dangers all over, and we are always safest when we follow Christ, wherever He leads" ("Urban calling," Oct. 13). I am working at a school in South Asia that was attacked by terrorists back in 2002, and I get so tired of people who think I would be safer staying at home. Most of the time I feel safer shopping in Islamabad than I do in Houston. I told the kids I was with while our school was under attack, "God called each of us to here, we are in the center of His will, and there is no safer place to be, I don't care how many bullets are flying around outside." And where do we get the idea that God wants us to be "safe," at least in this life?
-Nancy Stewart; Murree, Pakistan

Destroyers of traditions

Your review of Laura Ingraham's book (Noteworthy Books, Oct. 6) suggests that she loosely defines elites as "those who disagree with her." This obscures one of her most important arguments: that many in positions of influence are trying to run the lives of the rest of us because they think we aren't competent to make sound decisions. These are the elites, she suggests, who are destroying tested, established, workable traditions of our society.
-Robert B. Taylor; Las Cruces, N.M.

A time to drip-feed

As Chairman of the Board of SAT-7 PARS, thank you for reporting on the openness of the people of Iran to the gospel via satellite TV (Bulletin Board, Oct. 13). With so much saber-rattling regarding Iran, Christians should understand the ways of our sovereign God in opening the hearts of Iranians to His love. Nearly 40 million Iranians have access to satellite TV, and SAT-7 PARS is drip-feeding a great spiritual awakening. It is not the time to invade Iran, but a time to saturate Iran with the message of Christ's hope.
-Tat Stewart; Aurora, Colo.

Non-starter points

How can Barack Obama, with his aggressive outreach to Christians ("Leap of faith," Oct. 6), hope to start any collaboration with Christians when support for abortion and homosexual marriage are the starting points?
-Pat DiPalma; Blairstown, N.J.

Too common

I am very glad that you reported on coach Mike Gundy's press tirade ("Good for the goose," Oct. 6). I respect Gundy for his bravery, and for standing up for one of his players. The Oklahoman article is a common example of media attacks that are so prevalent.
-Jed Estrada, 18; Gillett, Pa.

Corrections

Bob Fischer, who organized the Salt Lake City meeting of pro-family activists, is from Rapid City, S.D. ("A shot across the bow," Oct. 13, p. 26).

The animated characters Flora and Meriwether ("Respect the emotions," Oct. 13, p. 43), from the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty, are trying to choose a color for Princess Aurora's dress.

`0 Dennis Ross is the former U.S. envoy to the Middle East under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton ("Making or breaking peace," Oct. 13, p. 17).

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