Letter: Compassion is a Christian value

I wonder whether Sen. Lora Reinbold wore her seatbelt during her recent Alaska Airlines flight? Or does she consider it tyranny when flight attendants direct passengers to buckle up? Even if she believes that freedom of choice is always and forever paramount, it is not weakness to care about others.

Was there anyone elderly on Sen. Reinbold’s flight? Anyone with heart disease, diabetes or an immune system compromised by chemotherapy? Caring for your neighbor is a fundamental Christian value. Didn’t the good senator learn that at Oral Roberts University?

Richard Emanuel

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