To the editor:
On Thursday, I read of growing hunger in Kansas (page 1A), and the closing of a local food pantry (page 4A). Next to the report of the closed food pantry was a picture of gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback, notable as a senator for his solidly Christian viewpoint. It led me to wonder how his faith would guide him as our governor to act on problems like hunger.
I do not know, but perhaps a clue is in the report accompanying that picture, which was about a fundraiser for Mr. Brownback by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. In that story, and right next to the account of the closed food pantry, the Chamber president complains that the recent 1-cent sales tax increase “catered to the needs of those at the government trough.” I truly hope Mr. Brownback sees Thursday’s paper and prays on its meaning.