Gordon Balfour Haynes, Federal.
Re Melissa Hargraves’s letter (Echo, 9/01/19) re Scripture Union tempting youngsters with offers of ‘win $100’:
If an individual not connected with SU or a church behaved similarly (‘Little girl/boy: Would you like $100…’) they would be hunted down and charged with child abduction and possibly child abuse. Why does SU get away with this kind of despicable behaviour?
It’s bad enough that they try to recruit children in order to poison their minds with sky-god bullshit, but the fact that they’re now offering considerable financial incentives to ‘follow Jesus’ just demonstrates how desperate the increasingly irrelevant churches are becoming.
Such operations ought not to be allowed on public lands!