Schaller misquotes New Testament

August 25, 2010

There is a factual error in Thomas Schaller's column ("The problem is not Islam but orthodoxy," Aug. 24). He quotes Jesus as saying, "But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me." In fact, these words are spoken by a king in a parable that Jesus tells.

It is truly unfortunate that the only voices on religion that seem to get air time these days are the Pharisaical right or the anti-religious. OK, maybe we're stuck with that. But can we at least maybe get our facts straight?

F. Mark Walters

The writer is pastor of Living Water Lutheran Church, Stevensville, MD

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