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Child abuse not funny


Reece Kepler February 29th, 2012

As a conservative reader of the Gazette, I come expecting to be disagreeable to, frustrated with, and even angered by the majority of its contents. I continue to read out of amusement and because the

As a conservative reader of the Gazette, I come expecting to be disagreeable to, frustrated with, and even angered by the majority of its contents. I continue to read out of amusement and because the diversity of opinion exposes where the lines of contention truly lie. But what I read in the Feb. 8 issue crossed a line I never dreamed my liberal antagonists would dare approach.

In his “On the Cover” piece (page 3), Phil Bacharach compared the unpopularity of taxes to “Jerry Sandusky at a Boy Scouts gathering.” And so it is: The liberal mind-set has stooped so low that the alleged sexual abuse of innocent children has become a matter of humor.

What this actually portrays is a stop on the pathway that began with the discounting of an innocent unborn child as “not a human, but only a fetus.” I can’t help but wonder where this callous road ends, and what effect it will have on our children.

Or perhaps Bacharach was simply referring to Sandusky’s coaching skills.

Reece Kepler
Oklahoma City

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