More disappointing than the cheap sarcasm in Ed Spivey Jr.’s column, “One Man, One Clip” (“H’rumphs,” June 2008), was his ignorance of gun owners, evidenced by
Thanks for your column in the June issue about the military budget (“A Theft from Those Who Hunger,” by Frida Berrigan).
In “It’s a Start” (June 2008), Donald Shriver Jr. rightly addresses the issue of slavery and the need to go beyond apologies. He refers to the “scandalously high number—about 38 percent” of prisoners who are African American. But he does not address the reality of slavery in that setting.
The May 2008 issue on “Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is” suggests many fine ways of doing just that. However, investing in tax-free municipal bonds was not mentioned.
It is encouraging to hear how the new generation is approaching religion (“Making Their Mark,” June 2008). They seem to want authentic religious experience and service.
[Regarding “Being There,” by Jim Rice, March 2008], I met Brother Andrew when I was a recent “Jesus Freak” convert in 1971.
It is highly misleading to say anyone can subscribe to Sojourners “risk-free” [as it says on subscription materials].
I just read Ed Spivey Jr.’s piece about his first public recital (“Seriously, Is This What Hell is Like? December 2007), and I have to say it was inspired.