My my, how we have changed. Never in the history of this nation have so many people been so willing to accept so much evil and hate the good, ignore the right and choose the wrong. Recently on Fox News, the anchorman paused and — in a most concerned voice — told viewers the scenes they were about to witness were very disturbing. We held our breath. Then we saw it — a football coach stomping on a pheasant.

Day after day that same news station airs footage of the carnage in the Middle East — bodies bleeding and blown to pieces — without expressing any horror. Though I do not condone cruelty to animals, millions of children — and I mean children, and not some mass of tissue — are slaughtered to hide our dark consciences while the anchormen and women of the world stand idly by. How dark the day is!

Allan Hales