Dear Editor: This self-righteous moral stance and virtuous indignation of the letter titled “Life-Is-Cheap Culture” (Jan. 23) misses the larger picture.
Social disintegration, which the writer attributes to shallow, ignorant, yet sophisticated liberals, is extremely narrow in focus. Although accused of causing the world’s spiritual decay, liberals are the very people who prod our social conscience. They advocate for affordable housing, pay equity, decent education and proper medical care for the impoverished.
Their opposition to illegal gun ownership and wars, along with a deep concern for the future of the planet, places them on high moral ground.
Unlike those who obsess only on abortion as the great sin against humanity, while simultaneously wanting to reduce or cut off government assistance to needy families, the secular liberals manifest a remarkable sense of social commitment especially to the underprivileged in the “Year of Mercy.”
Let us try to accept all God’s people, even those “ignorant, liberal secularists.”