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KEEP POLITICS OUT OF THE PULPIT

I understand H. Carl McCall is well educated, well informed and well qualified for his current role as state comptroller. However, in a recent News article, he is shown to be another candidate for higher office who is taking his issues before people in black church pulpits. I keep waiting for the outcry from organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union, but that doesn't happen.

Why are black candidates and churches given that kind of latitude as opposed to the outcry that would no doubt occur if white candidates campaigned from the pulpits of white churches? Frankly, I could agree in the latter case, because I think pulpits should not be contaminated with politics. Didn't we have enough one-sided discrimination during the latest election campaign? Let's try to get a fresh start with single standards that apply to everyone.

SHIRLEY DUGGAN

Hamburg

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