To the Editor:

After reading the letter from Ken Reinhardt, I could not get it off my mind.

As an Evangelical Christian, wouldn’t it be right to dispense with the word “white” (also the word “black”), as we are all one in Christ?

If you truly are a Christian Evangelical, that means you are racially inclusive. Otherwise, how can you call yourself a follower of Christ?

Matthew 19: 14-15 says: “Jesus said ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’ And he laid his hands on them and went away.” (He did not say, “Let the little white children come to me.”)

Each of the white, black, Hispanic, etc. children that I tutor at a local elementary school are precious to me. How much more loved must they all be by God, who created them?

Kathy Capuano


To the Editor:

In response to Mr. Reinhart’s editorial letter dated April 17, I agree with all of his scripture references. I don’t agree with his rebuke of 70 to 80 percent of White Christian Evangelicals.

It is very likely that they share Mr. Reinhart’s belief in helping the needy as I do, but did not want to support the other candidate. It is possible that they voted for Mr. Trump for one of the same reasons that I did.

More important to me is Genesis 1:27, “God created man in His image”; or Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.”

I could never vote for a candidate that backs legislation that allows for one and a half million babies to be extinguished yearly. Mrs. Clinton openly supported unfettered abortion during the presidential debates. By taking that stand, she stated that a woman’s right to choose is more important than the sanctity of life. That one issue of Mrs. Clinton should deeply bother any Christian.

Vince Taylor


To the Editor:

Palmetto Animal League’s ninth annual Bid for PAL Online Auction was held April 20-23, raising critical funds to support PAL’s no kill animal rescue programs and adoption center, located in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park.

We are extremely grateful for the community’s enthusiastic response to this fundraising event, especially with regards to the registered bidders and generous donors who provided over 900 fantastic items for our auction.

We would like to thank our Silver Paws Partners in Rescue: Reilley’s-Mortgage Network Match Play Championship, John Kilmer Fine Interiors, Gifted Hilton Head, Glover Real Estate, Palmetto Dunes and other area businesses that sponsored the auction.

Our appreciation also goes out to our Silver Paw Media Partners: The Bluffton Sun, The Hilton Head Sun, Dick Broadcasting (Bob 106.9, G100, Rewind 107.9), The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette, WSAV and other local media who publicized the event.

This auction, which helps rescue hundreds of abandoned, abused and neglected animals every year, would not have been possible without the commitment of auction co-chairs MaryLynn Peacher and Nina Bean, auction co-founders Wendy Schlegel and Pam Dyer, marketing committee volunteer Terry Bergeron, and dozens of devoted volunteers who canvassed the community for auction items.

A special thank you to The Bluffton Sun and The Hilton Head Sun for helping us spread the word about PAL’s largest fundraiser benefitting homeless animals.

These are lives worth saving. We hope everyone will join the no-kill movement by supporting PAL, where we make it easy to adopt, foster, donate or volunteer.

Fred Liebert

Chairman of the Board

Palmetto Animal League

To the Editor:

A Hilton Head resident blamed “media sensationalism” for the defeat of the Beaufort School District’s bond referendum. Unfortunately, he chooses to ignore that the newspaper just told the public the facts being hidden by the superintendent and the board.

The writer fails to recognize that since the original nepotism issues with Dr. Moss, many county residents have spoken at the school board meetings and have written letters to the newspapers about the lack of trust in the superintendent and the school board. I can assure you that these were not spurred on by the media but rather by the utter lack of credibility demonstrated by either the superintendent or the board.

The 72 percent vote against the referendum just capped off the frustration the voting public has felt for the previous years.

Certainly students and teachers deserve more … especially ethical leadership, focused attention, and ability for the superintendent and board to work harmoniously to achieve acceptable results. If these characteristics were to be shown by the players in our educational system, the voters would be inclined to support a future referendum because there would not be “media sensationalism” needed to get out the facts.

Michael F. Vezeau