EDITOR: I respectfully dispute the notion that Christian virtue would be to shed evidence of one's faith to avoid giving offense. The Apostle Paul had no such scruples about giving offense, and in fact, he boldly proclaimed a message he termed "the offense of the Gospel" at every opportunity. In the case of our SSU student-volunteer ("SSU apologizes to student," July 9), a seeker noticing the cross might ask to know more. With that possibility in mind, to wear the symbol of one's faith would be a decided virtue.


<i>Rohnert Park</i>