Letter: No reason to fear people of faith
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I watched the Republican debate and was impressed with every candidate on that stage. It was refreshing to see conservative candidates giving thoughtful, reasoned answers to a variety of questions. They gave similar answers in addressing the First Amendment, that has been wrongly interrupted through judges, the media and others who have heard the term “wall of separation of church and state” and repeated it as their version of “gospel truth.” You have to leap far from reason and original intent to think that our founding fathers meant to set up a purely secular government free of people who happen to acknowledge that we get our cues first from our God.
The people of faith who I know are not trying to take anything away but to simply be a welcomed voice among many imparting life, liberty and real freedom to others. Proverbs 11:11 states: “Through the blessing of the upright, a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked, it is destroyed.” People of faith are not to be feared, shunned or marginalized, for people of faith are meant to be a blessing. Our lives are lived for the benefit of everyone, those who practice other religions than Christianity and those who have no religion at all.