The article speaks of the need for children to rely on "parents, neighbors, and community institutions for their protection and love." Yet the photo shows gun-toting children walking across the playground.
What's the message? Are we to protect ourselves with a multitude of violent means, or are we to rely on family and community for protection and support? A violent photograph used to illustrate the goals of a hope-filled organization sends mixed signals. Marjorie T. Blubaugh, Hickory, N.C.
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