Letter: Gibbs Responds To Williams’ Letter

To the Editor:
Thank you for your spirited response to my recent letter. I respect your opinion, but your response does not surprise me, in fact, it proves my very point. The fiercest supporters of Mr. Trump have in common two very specific issues that they are hyper-focused on to the exclusion of all else. There are so many other issues out there with global consequences.
I wanted Christians to take a look at the character of the man who is president, at his words, his actions, his behavior. I was not attempting to debate hot-button topics. Christ wanted us to be unified into one body, and that takes compromise-working together. Loving our enemies.
What we are not in agreement on, as I understand it, is that you believe our leader does not need to espouse the Christian beliefs that this country was founded on. One can be a strong leader and have a moral compass. The two are not mutually exclusive.
Since there are so many major decisions to be made in the course of the presidency, I want a man with integrity making them. Soon, Mr. Trump will decide, regarding COVID-19 when it is safe for us to resume our regular routines. Can we be sure that he will take the advice of health professionals? Or will he decide “in his supreme wisdom” (which he tweeted previously about himself), something different with potentially catastrophic results?
Time will tell.
In the meantime, please pray for our country and our President.
Nancy Gibbs,
Bonne Terre,
Formerly of Ste. Genevieve County