The hodgepodge of words submitted to the editor on Jan. 28 titled “There should be tolerance of Christian morals” contains the kind of contradictions to be expected from a person who proudly espouses a book so devoid of reason. The letter pines for the tolerance and following of Christian morals while the author later states the need to ignore special interest groups concerned with gay rights. Apparently oppressive Christians do not consider themselves a special interest group. The second sentence again pleads for the tolerance of Christian morals, which are derived from a book that condones genocide, slavery and the treating of women as chattel. In the fifth sentence, the author valiantly claims to uphold this book while elsewhere claiming the moral high ground by knowing “what exactly is wrong with the world today.” This argument begs for a society so tolerant that it tolerates and legislates intolerance. My head is spinning.
Furthermore, according to Paul, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established” (Romans 13:1).
Does the author of the letter not adhere to this biblical demand? In response to the closing question of the letter, I wish to remind the author that the United States of America is a strictly secular nation. The laws of this country are therefore not founded on the beliefs of mythology nor allowed to be written to adhere to these beliefs.