A Challenge to Support the Good

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Friday, August 08, 2008

A Challenge to Support the Good

August 8, 2008

May I get personal for a moment? For years I have thought that conservative Christians have had the wrong approach to much of the cultural rot that confronts us. We expect Christian and conservative behavior out of people who are neither. It seems to me a waste of time to get them to adopt our beliefs when they don’t believe them.

I am one who supports the good, rather than constantly condemning the bad. Light overcomes darkness.

But I and other producers of light need help. We can’t do it alone. Last month, the Dallas Morning News canceled my column. The editor said it was because people didn’t write when they stopped running it in January. They didn’t receive one letter, so they concluded people weren’t reading it, though it has been in that paper for more two decades.

Take a moment today and write the newspaper that carries my column and thank them for doing so. Newspapers are in trouble and they won’t run things that don’t appear to have support. If you think having a presence on newspaper opinion pages is important for someone who is a believer and a political conservative, you had better let the editor know, before it is too late, as it is in Dallas.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.