Letter: Another Response To Letters About Trump

To the Editor:
I feel compelled to defend my friend Nancy Gibbs’s Letter to the Editor [in the March 18 edition of the Herald] from the comments made by Kenny Williams [in the March 25 edition of the Herald].
Nancy is a true Christian, I honestly don’t know what political party she belongs to. I know I agree with her that Donald Trump does not display the behavior of a Christian or behave in way as Jesus would.
I believe in responsible gun ownership. I don’t feel some folks with mental illness or with violent criminal history should possess fire arms. I voluntarily gave up my guns to my family members, who are responsible gun owners, years ago as I have bipolar disorder and honestly did not feel safe in times of deep depression.
As for the points Kenny made about Democrats taking scripture out of context, how about the phrase “the pot calling the kettle black.” I believe Republicans do the same, just as Mr. Williams did regarding Matthew 4:6 which states: and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”
Mr. Williams also called out Luke 22:36 which says: Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.”
Neither verse supports Donald Trump’s un-Christlike behavior, which I believe was the main point of Nancy Gibbs’ letter.
I am politically Independent and do have great respect for many Republicans such as the late John McCain and Senator Mitt Romney. Both men display Christian values that seem to guide their actions/votes. President Trump seems to be led by greed and an overinflated sense of his own self importance. His failure to be kind does not make him a great leader in my opinion.
Gina Bennett,
Ste. Genevieve