Letter to the Editor: Obedience does not equal evil motives

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Dear Editor,

“So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth, you and your children may flourish in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors,” Deuteronomy 11:18-21 says.

Such admonitions are found throughout scripture. God takes parenting and training — indeed, culture — seriously. And as Christians who feebly attempt to honor God and live out these teachings, thousands of parents and grandparents over many years have innocently helped their kids attend Calvin College. Contrary to professor Joseph Kuilema’s article, such obedience hardly disparages their motives nor proves they’re racists.

Christianity asks us to behave in a certain manner. Often times those behaviors have good results. Sadly, Professor Kuilema chooses to interpret good results as the evidence of evil motives. Of course, everything appears green through sunglasses.

Bill Weckesser, parent