Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor | Friday, April 4, 2019: Measles, never-Trumpers and Methodists

Adult measles can be miserable

Measles can happen to anyone at any age.

Years ago, my mother was shocked to see that she had a daughter (me) at 18 years old sick with the measles. Everyone else in the family had the measles when they were just little children, but I had not. I became very sick. My body was a red, swollen, blistering mess. My eyes were so swollen that I could hardly see. I hurt and itched all over my body. My eyes itched too, behind my swollen eyelids. I was weak and had to remain in bed.

Anna Bennett, Delhi

Politicians should come together

The hypocrisy of our politicians is more overwhelming than usual.

The pro-Trumpers (mostly Republicans) have consumed the red Kool-Aid, while the anti-trumpers (mostly Democrats) imbibe the blue liquid. Immediately after the 4-page edited summary of the more than 300-page Mueller report, the red Kool-Aiders demand that the blues immediately move on. Yet they want to continue to pursue Clinton emails and Benghazi. Mitch McConnell feels hurt that the blues are after Trump when Mitch’s clearly stated goal from Day 1 of the Obama inauguration was to obstruct and prevent a second term. And what about pre-existing conditions? The list goes on.

Less Kool-Aid and more bipartisan two-martini lunches might reduce the hypocrisy.

Robert LeFevre MD, Modesto

Never-Trumpers see trees, not forest

Where have all the never President Trumpers gone? Oh that’s right, the world will end in 12 years; we don’t believe Mueller now; must listen to all the radicals running for office; loving Joe is troublesome; no concern about the invasion (Caravan? What caravan?); time for more investigations, etc. Don’t have time now to actually help solve American citizens’ concerns.

Ernie Seppi, Modesto

Bible should guide morals

We don’t believe the General Conference of the United Methodist Church was condemning the LGTBQ community, but trying to preserve the integrity of God’s Word (“ Conference vote on LGTBQ issues divides United Methodists” Page 1A, March 24).

Jesus was inclusive in the sense he loves everyone. He confronted the woman caught in adultery by showing compassion, saying, “Go and sin no more” (John 8:11). It is sad to see the Bible is no longer the guide on morals in many churches. Jesus said, “False prophets will appear to deceive even the elect. See, I have told you ahead of time” (Matthew 24:24). St. Paul reiterated Jesus’ warning, saying, “Preach the word to correct, rebuke and encourage. A time will come when people will refuse sound doctrine and suit their own desires and go to teachers who say what their itching ears want to hear” (2 Timothy 4:2-3).

Ed and Trish Erdelatz, Ripon