I am writing in response to Dan Janison's column about Newt Gingrich's advocacy of "amnesty" for longtime undocumented immigrants living in the United States ["Changing course on immigration," News, Nov. 25].
The part of Gingrich's comments that reporters cannot or will not see is that he considered it a moral offense to tear families apart through deportation. Every reporter that I have heard or read, without exception, responded to his remarks with political appraisal, as did the other Republican candidates seeking the nomination of their party.
Just because candidates and reporters think they are covering a political event does not mean that they should ignore the moral and religious implications.
Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter, Patchogue
Editor's note: The writer is the pastor of the Congregational Church of Patchogue.