Kevin Nye's interpretation of John 8:2 is correct as stated in his May 18 letter to the editor. This verse has been used by men to defend their immoral actions for as long as I can remember.
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In 1984, I challenged Jesse Jackson in a public forum in New Hampshire about his calling Jews "Hymies" during his presidential run. He answered the charge by quoting John 8:2 and yelling for me to pick up a stone and throw it at him.
"They that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also other scriptures, unto their own destruction" (II Peter 3:16).