To The Editor:

Columnist Marc Thiessen in “Brett Kavanaugh Fights Back,” published in the Sept. 29-30 Missourian concludes: “Whether our democracy is permanently altered depends on whether the Senate rejects this campaign of character assassination and confirms Kavanaugh. We’ll find out shortly.”

One of the most astute items this editor has read on the nationally televised hearing of Ford and Kavanaugh is a letter by Ronald Stelzer sent to Christian News. You may also want to share it with your readers. Stelzer is a pastor in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, about the only major protestant denomination which still opposes abortion because of what the Bible teaches about the origin of life (Luke 1:41; Psalms 139:13; Jeremiah. 1:5). 

He is also the author of “Salt, Light, and Signs of the Times — An Intimate Look at the Life and Times of Alfred (Rip) Rehwinkel” published by Christian News.

 I have attached the letter from Pastor Stelzer.

The letter follows:

“The dual hearing of Ford and Kavanaugh is portrayed as a mere ‘he said/she said’ with the result hinging on relative credibility.  Both appeared credible. Many liars and deceivers appear credible.  That is part of our sinful condition.  As the Bible says, ‘The heart of  man is deceitful and desperately corrupt; who can understand it?’ (Jeremiah 17:9) And ‘There is none righteous, no, not one . . . With their tongue they have practiced deceit.’  (Psalms 8:9, Romans 3:13)

“God repeatedly tells us in the Bible not to depend on credibility, but that all accusations must be corroborated by at least two witnesses. (Deuteronomy 17:6; 19:15-19; Matthew 18:16, Hebrews 10:28)

“The Ford/Kavanaugh hearing is not a simple ‘he said/she said.’ It’s a she accuses him of criminal behavior and he says she is mistaken and he holds no ill will against her and his family prays for her. That’s a big difference. All witnesses to the alleged event deny it occurred.  Hundreds of witnesses to Kavanaugh’s life and character over decades unanimously speak well of him. None corroborates her testimony and no one attests to her lifetime of demonstrated good behavior or stability.

“The devil himself depends on credibility. Deception is his game. Jesus said of His accusers, ‘Your father the devil was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth.’ (John 8:44)

“The elephant in the room of the Ford/Kavanaugh hearings was Roe v. Wade: the ‘right’ to murder, dismember, and sell body parts and tissue of the most innocent, vulnerable and defenseless human beings, over half being young women. Liars and murderers are of the same pedigree and mutually supportive. So goes on the anything-goes, no-holds-barred, ends-justifies-the-means, euphemism-filled, media-academia-Democratic Party-led attempt to perpetuate the American Holocaust. 

“But I suspect the other side is the beneficiary of many more prayers.”

 Rev. Ronald Stelzer, Our Savior Church and School, Centereach, N.Y.