Regarding the Jan. 23 letter, "Religious letters out of place," I guess this is just another "explicit letter." But I do very much agree with the letter writer, Julia Henton, in that "Our collective best option is to use as much intelligence and compassion as we can summon to solve our societal issues."
One of the intelligent things we need to do is to teach real history so our students will know how America was founded as a Christian nation.
The next intelligent thing would be to open the Bible to Matthew 22:37-39: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul and mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself."
That "love thy neighbor as thyself" part sounds like "compassion."
Just think what our nation would be like if we put God back on top, like our Founding Fathers did in the beginning.