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November 1999 Letters: Editorial, assembly coverage draw fire

Readers call them 'patronizing' and 'punitive'

I find the tone of your editorial more patronizing than healing (October, page 58). Be aware that attempts at being positive too prematurely may be viewed as glossing over rather than seeking resolve for the Denver decision. When you and others visit with those pockets of cranky Lutherans out there that you think are few and far between, live predominantly in Minnesota, and just need to be heard and they'll eventually come around, you may be surprised to find instead passionately faithful and eloquent Christians who can speak about what's dear to their faith quite clearly. They also feel the core beliefs of their faith have been seriously compromised by the passing of Called to Common Mission.

Jon J. Lindekugel
Hutchinson, Minn.


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