Letters to the Editor

Obama's pastor spoke for himself

Regarding "Obama, why attend that church?" (March 21, Letters): Obviously you don't know what the United Church of Christ means. It means we do not judge other people for their opinions. And we don't love them any the less for having opinions different from ours.

I have been a member of the United Church of Christ for the full 50 years that it has been in existence, and I know members who are very conservative as well as those who are wildly liberal. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright spoke for himself, not the whole United Church of Christ. I believe that the way I live is the most effective witness I can give. We are the body of Christ no matter where we are on the theological thermometer.

So I say, "Bully for you, Barack Obama; you did just what I would expect a UCC member to do."