Natinal Day of Prayer Texas

FILE — A woman raises her hand in praise during a National Day of Prayer event on the steps of City Hall, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in San Antonio.

To the editor — I’ve come to the conclusion that our society is dysfunctional. For example, today’s hot topic is “mental illness.” The classic definition of mental illness is simply a lack of attachment to reality. We have people who want to “identify” themselves as the opposite gender. Genital mutilation and plastic surgery still can’t change anyone’s DNA. Yet we are expected to go along with their delusions and call them by their “chosen” gender. Sorry, not me.

Most believe that murder is wrong, yet many also believe that an unborn baby is an exception to that rule. Most people want clean energy, yet many want to remove Washington's dams, which produce some of the cleanest energy there is. Traditionally, drug abuse has been viewed as immoral and destructive. Yet there is an increasing tendency in society to tolerate drug abusers and enable their habits. Many west-siders are concerned about the environment, yet Seattle’s waters are seriously polluted. Every religion and abominable practice is tolerated, yet increasingly it’s Christians, those English rebels who created this country, who are vilified. Truly the Bible had it right: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.”

KEVIN KISSEL

Yakima