Letters to the Editor

A brief clarification

I noticed an attribution error in the Aug. 4 “Breakfast Briefing” piece entitled GOP officials quit over Trump.

In the brief, the Reading Eagle reporter who filed the story misattributed a quote by the now former Berks County Republican Committee member Connor Kurtz. While Kurtz may have quoted President Lincoln’s 1858 “House Divided” speech he delivered in the Illinois statehouse after his nomination for the U.S Senate, Lincoln was in fact quoting the Holy Bible.

Jesus was, in fact, the source for the saying, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Jesus was given attribution for the saying by three authors of the Holy Synoptic Gospels; Matthew 12:22-32; Mark 3:22-29; and Luke 11:14-23. I’m sure Lincoln himself, as a Christian man, would be grateful for the clarification.

Brian Alterio, Bellefonte

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