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Letter: Columnists Shaw and McFeely continue to attack Christians

Barbara Benda of Moorhead responds to recent columns about critical race theory.

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There are six things that the Lord hates, … haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”-Proverbs 6:16-19

Jim Shaw is a false witness regarding Moorhead School Board candidates Lucier, Hahn, and Pollock. McFeely was false witness regarding candidates in Fargo. Shaw and McFeeley spew their bigoted, anti-Christian messages, calling Christians, “chaos candidates,” “dangerous,” “right-wing extremists,” “anti-science," etc.

"There are three frightening chaos candidates running for the Moorhead School Board," InForum columnist Jim Shaw writes. "They are Ken Lucier, Lisa Hahn and Nikki Pollock. They are anti-science, anti-LGBTQ and anti-common sense."

Last spring, I wrote a letter about the Fargo school board election, urging citizens to research before voting.The Forum wouldn’t print my letter, even though it was an eyewitness account from my experience as a seasoned teacher in Fargo.

Shaw remains in the dark about critical race theory. I recommend "Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of Miseducation," which gives factual history of how CRT, a Marxist philosophy, infiltrated colleges and now K-12 schools. Calling CRT a “non-existent problem” shows ignorance.

Shaw attacked Hahn for not being a parent of a schoolchild. Is that required for caring about what happens in local classrooms? Children are everyone’s future and Moorhead taxpayers have a right to be involved. Is Shaw aware that taxpayers fund public schools?


I urge Moorhead voters to research candidates for themselves. Vote for the best for Moorhead’s children.

Barbara Benda lives in Moorhead.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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