What have Christians done to Doug Clark that he should twist New Testament teaching even more than Vicky Allen's politicians (Christianity and human values, Letters, March 12)? Eph.5.21 says submit to one another; 1Tim.2 is not about family, but church worship; salvation, being free, does not require leaving family, it is simply worth far more than the security it brought; to use "pledge" of family betrayal is a corruption of the realistic description for many of breaking away from the oppression of reactionary family; and Mtth.15.4 is a quote in arguing that supporting needy parents is more important than religious donations.

Bob Philip


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