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Yes, as Professor Glass stated, knowledge of the Bible is essential to an understanding of our literature and history and culture. Biblical illiteracy in our day is appalling – and disturbing. So yes, the Bible needs to be taught in public schools and universities if students are to be regarded as well-educated in any meaningful sense.

And yes, the same could be said for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as being indispensable to an understanding of our nation and its history.

But, of course, Professor Glass couldn’t leave it there. In keeping with the spirit of our age, he took the obligatory shots at President Trump.

It is true that our president has broken the Ten Commandments. I, for one, will not defend that. Is he the first and only political leader in our nation’s history to do so? “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”

I would welcome a return to respecting biblical moral standards after a half century of treating those standards with contempt. Does the Bible provide a yardstick by which to judge our leaders? Yes. All leaders. All political parties. Indeed, all of us. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. People who live in glass houses…

Jesus is not a political weapon with which to cast stones against our political opponents. He is God’s only provision for our sin problem – a sin problem that we all share in common with President Trump.

Scott Pearson

Eldridge

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