December 27, 2013

In his Dec. 23 op-ed column, “The ‘Duck Dynasty’ culture wars,” E.J. Dionne Jr. offered a bizarre example of moral relativism that he justified (to himself, at least) by stating, “Jesus, most orthodox believers would agree, set aside the law when he saw it as violating our primary duty to love God and neighbor.” Wrong. What Jesus said about “the law” is not some situational result of what “most orthodox believers” agree on; rather, it’s clearly stated in Matthew 5:17-20 that Jesus did not come to abolish the law, any of it, and that no part of the law, not even one letter, was to be set aside “until heaven and earth pass away.” And, Mr. Dionne, the earth is still here.

Kirt Suomela, Bethesda