The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation


Letters and Responses

Letter From Carrie Our Ministry and Christians - 18 Jan 2004

I would like to comment on a contributor , Evelyn Elkin Giefer VMD, to your site and to API...She should be commended for what she had to endure in her Christian community...the chicken advertisement among other things...It appears to me that some people Christians most of all (and I am a Christian) take offense...on a personal level it appears...when people defend non human animals or even infer that God cares about them...

I work with a "Christian" who claims to be "born again". Recently while in conversation with another co-worker concerning a newspaper article about a young boy who tried to save a lost dog drowning in a lake, the "Christian" asked me if I would have done the same to which I responded, "of course". He proceeded to say that I would've been committing a sin because I would have jeopardized my human life to save a dog. ..he then asked if I would've done the same for a human.

Why I wonder do so many people believe that those of us who love non human animals hold little regard for the human? Why do some so called Christians feel that they have to "save" us from our beliefs?

Pride? Self righteousness? Who knows. I do know that because of people like you, Evelyn Giefer and so many others, some of Gods creation will rest a little easier today...


Reply by Frank L. Hoffman

Dear Carrie:

Thank you very much for your letter and comments. Like you, we wonder how so many "Christians" become so hard of heart.

We are forwarding a copy of your letter to Evelyn.

In the Love of the Lord,


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