What part of "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain" doesn't the Post-Gazette get? Since when does the fervor over professional sports and the Pittsburgh Steelers trump decency, class and, most important, respect when writers are determining headlines for your paper? Was it really necessary to run "Oh My God! There's Benny!" (Jan. 27) on the front page of a major metropolitan newspaper?
Has the Post-Gazette stooped so low that it would culturally bow to those who have no sense of propriety about what offends and what doesn't? I am well aware that the phrase "Oh my God" has become all too familiar on all our lips these days, but isn't it time to take our collective temperature? I am quite certain that other headlines would have been more appropriate than those that have zero regard for offense to our Creator and to those who believe in him.
C'mon, Post-Gazette. Get your act together. There are enough people in our society who decry decorum and couldn't care less about what is offensive to others. Surely you can clean up your act. You don't have to grovel with the rest of them just to be cute.
MICHELLE KEANE DOMEISEN
The writer is a student at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.