Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

June 6, 2012

You've got to be taught

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Dear Editor:

"You've got to be taught before it's too late, before you are six or seven or eight, to hate all the people your relatives hate, you've got to be carefully taught." These lyrics are from the song "You've Got to be Carefully Taught," from Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "South Pacific."

I can think of no more appropriate words than these to describe what recently took place at one of Greensburg's churches. I don't believe there is a Heaven or a Hell, but if I'm wrong, then surely the people that are responsible for planting this seed of vitriol in a very young child's mind won't need to take an overcoat with them when they pass from this life.

John Vanderbur