This letter is in response to Rev. Dan Brandt’s letter “Celebrate Diversity.” (Press & Dakotan, Nov. 1)
A quick Google search of Pastor Brandt’s previous letters to various newspapers in the region, one including “How low can Republican’s go?” written to the Mitchell Daily Republic Jan. 20, 2018, makes me sad to think of the division he is creating among his own parishioners that may be Republican.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am fully aware our politics today dig deep into an individual’s moral code. However, I’d be interested to hear how Rev. Dan Brandt justifies his beloved Democrat parties view on abortion? Or gay marriage? What about slavery?
Furthermore, Pastor Brandt outright calling President Trump a racist against Mexicans is a stretch. If you actually go back and read or watch what the president said about Mexico and its citizens illegally crossing our border or pay any attention to how the president lives, you’d know better than to truly believe that Trump is a racist.
These statements from Pastor Brandt sound awfully judgemental. Doesn’t the Bible teach against judgement? Or did they teach him in theology class how to judge another man’s heart by watching him on the news?
He makes statements about Rounds and Noem being so unkind to a black president. Couldn’t be because they simply didn’t agree with him, regardless of the color of his skin? And didn’t I see children in cages when Obama was president? Why YES, I did!
Also, Pastor please check your ego at the door. You’re making sure every one knows how you play a role in encouraging diversity with your stories of helping a family from Cambodia settle in Phoenix and plugging in how you “reach out” to “diverse persons” in restaurants, sounds like the Pharisees to me.
Pastor, take heart. Christians who follow their Bible love their neighbor and that is a very bipartisan thing.