Bishops out of line on communion edict
Who does the Catholic Church, a church full of protected pedophiles and women abusers, think they are to deny Mr. Biden or anyone else the right to receive Holy Communion?
They are not God; they are sinners just like the rest of us.
Would they rather have children born into physical, mental, emotional and drug abuse?
Take steps now to prevent nuclear war
I don’t know if nuclear first strike capability is possible.
We need to determine if an arms race with Russia could lead to our annihilation.
And if that’s true, we need to have both countries agree to a freeze on new nuclear weapons (at least if such a freeze is verifiable.)
There should, of course, be immediate inspection of any suspected nuclear weapon sites.
If Russia doesn’t agree to this — and if any diplomatic gesture such as inviting them to join NATO doesn’t work — then we need to have tougher sanctions than we do at present.
We should also (especially if such a freeze is non-verifiable) consider removing the threat by the prospect of increased trade.
Writer wrong about occupation of Gaza
In her June 22 letter (“Mideast plan should put focus on justice”) Mabel Leon says, “I am not anti-Semitic to criticize the oppressive military occupation of Gaza by Israel.”
OK, but what can be said about her is that she is confused and mistaken.
There is no military occupation of Gaza by Israel.
Israel withdrew from Gaza completely in 2005.
There are no Israeli soldiers on the Gaza side of the border with Israel. Gaza is ruled by Hamas.
Her further statement that “in Gaza, Palestinian homes and lands are confiscated or demolished to make room for Jewish settlements” is 100% wrong, bordering on fantasy.
There has not been a single Jew living in Gaza since 2005.
Given that Ms. Leon’s letter is built on these errors, it doesn’t seem worth it to go through the rest of her distorted claims.
I do have a question for The Gazette editors, though.
If a letter writer said, “France must get out of Quebec now,” would you print it?
Jessica Hornik Evans
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