A chance to rescue homeless people

For more than 10 years the Ormond Beach Alliance Church has served the community as its only homeless shelter. The city has taken full advantage, bringing the unsheltered to its doors. Many of these people have become residents, staying a few days — or full-time — as long as is needed.

Pastor Doug Hautz initiated the mission to the homeless, but now the church finds itself unable to continue this important mission.

[READ: Ormond Beach church doubles as home for the homeless]

Rather than putting up another fast food restaurant or strip mall, why not continue the homeless ministry where it is? The businesses surrounding the church have had few complaints that I know of, and the residents have been helping to maintain and improve the property.

A number of the residents have jobs locally and go to work using either their bikes or by bus, via the public transportation system conveniently available at the church site.

Lives have been transformed at the church, thanks to the dedicated work and Godly vision of Pastor Doug, who, one day 10 years ago, saw a horrible situation in the woods and opened the doors of his church to shelter and give guidance to the homeless.

This is a chance for Ormond Beach to be different. The groundwork is laid and the opportunity is here!

Anne Tait, Ormond Beach

 

 

 

A horrific comparison

Reading Marc Thiessen’s Aug. 8 column, reporting Sen. Diane Feinstein’s comparing Donald Trump’s policies on the southern border to the Nazis, I am appalled that this educated Jewish woman made such a hideous comparison.

[READ: Democrats have demonized fellow Americans too]

If Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan or Richard Spence made such a comparison, it would just be ludicrous. But when a senator, and a Jew as well, can make that outrageous comment, it must be answered in the strongest of terms.

The Nazis murdered 1 million Jewish children as part of Adolf Hitler’s promise to destroy every Jew in Europe. Dr. Josef Mengele experimented on Jewish twins in deranged experiments such as trying to change Jewish babies’ brown eyes to green or blue.

Mengele was in hiding, not far from Adolph Eichmann in Argentina, when Israel abducted Eichmann, tried him and eventually hanged him. Mengele died years later, unpunished for his atrocities against the Jewish people, of which the Nazis murdered 6 million.

Nazis concentration camps systematically murdered Jews. I wonder if Feinstein knows that the Nazis set up torture schools in these camps to teach their repulsive skills to other sick Nazis.

I’ve always admired Diane Feinstein for her service in the Senate but she must publicly apologize for that comparison or her reputation surely will be ruined, at least in the eyes of this American Jew. Her remarks belong more with the far left than with the normal animosity between our two parties. I’m amazed that I might be the lone voice in this criticism.

Wm. J. Levy, Ormond Beach

 

 

Leaders we deserve

As long as we the people look for a savior in the White House, we are a country of lost souls. No one person can save another from the perils of this world.

An educated and informed electorate is desperately needed if we, as Americans, want our democracy to survive. We all are responsible for the government we get.

Beware of false messiahs who would divide us and lead us toward the destruction of this fine nation.

The late president, Harry S. Truman, once said, “The people have often made mistakes, but given time and the facts, they will make the corrections.”

Think about your children and grandchildren, and vote!

Pat Gruner, Daytona Beach