The Herald's Sept. 22 political cartoon implied that since the Gospel writers did not explicitly reference abortion, homosexuality and contraception, these are less important (sinful?) than Jesus' references to the "rich." The cartoonist overlooked John 21:25, "There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written."
Jesus and his apostles probably assumed that folks were intelligent enough to obey natural law without the benefit of written text. Additionally, Christians believe that Jesus is the second person of the Trinity of God and, as God, had a lot to say in the Old Testament.
The cartoon suggesting that all "rich" are to be considered unrighteous by Jesus is outrageous. Remember that a rich man, Joseph of Arimathea, gave up his gravesite for Jesus. There are indeed some greedy "rich" but the philanthropy of many "rich" such as Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford, Gates, and Buffet should be appreciated as the distribution of their wealth has been more efficacious than the distribution of taxes to welfare programs administered by the federal government.
DON CURET, Richland