Letter to the Editor - AJC

Former president true to his faith

President Carter's noble efforts to free imprisoned Christians and others around the world won't impress most American Christians, and certainly not their leaders ("Many praise Carter as their rescuer," News, June 6).

They don't see Carter as one of them. Too busy fighting culture wars and Democrats, they say God's priorities are made clear in the Bible. True enough. Helping the poor is mentioned in the Bible 347 times. Homosexuality? Twice. Democrats? Zip.

I long for the day that the broad Christian mission returns to embracing the poor, expanding peace, feeding the hungry and reversing injustice around the world. God bless Carter, a true Christian.

Elicott, of Atlanta, is executive director of Unity North Atlanta Church in Marietta.

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