Regarding the editorial "Rancid racism" (March 17): After reading the editorial that referred to things said by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the words of Galatians 1:6-9 came to mind. In these Scriptures, Paul was telling the church that there are those who would come perverting the gospel of Christ. It also is written, that if any man or angel from heaven preached another gospel than what the disciples had, let him be accursed. The Word also states that "you will know them by their fruit."
In considering what the Rev. Wright has said, what is the fruit of his words? To sum them up, they are words filled with hatred, bitterness, prejudgment, condemnation and wrath, just to mention a few high points. Does this sound like a man walking in agreement with the love of Jesus and of that which his church body would profess agreement?
The Word states that Christians are to walk in love. Anyone considering himself to be a true Christian, then, ought to have the fruit of love in their relationship with Jesus, and an expressed overflow of love to the body of Christ. Is this the fruit we are seeing coming from the Rev. Wright?
The Word states that we will be held accountable for our words -- they will either justify or condemn us. Which one is the Rev. Wright bringing upon himself? As one who has been in leadership of a church, he enters into a stronger accountability. This is passed on to those who would follow in his stead -- the church he has been in charge of. As the headship goes, so goes their church.
Stephen Sitar, North Augusta, S.C.