Religion, Republicans and transportation in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: The Christian folly of Giles County
Let’s be clear on the following:
1. I am not a Christian.
2. I fully believe in freedom of and from religion.
3. Separation of church and state is vital to maintaining our religious freedoms.
Steven R. Martin got a few things right in his May 13 letter, “A shameful effort to remove God.” Judge Michael Urbanski’s “solution is a cop-out” (“Cut Ten Commandments down to 6?,” May 8 news story). “We need more men and women with the mind-set of our founding fathers,” but in the sense that freedom of and from religion requires firm separation of church and state. And finally, this is a “ridiculous case,” which it clearly is. No one is trying to “remove God.”
The Christians of Giles County should realize that posting Christian documents in a public school ultimately endangers their freedom of religion. Instead of further enriching lawyers, Christians could, for example, pay for billboards to post the 10 Commandments in Giles County if they so desire. This would be logical and cost-effective as well as legal and noninflammatory.
In her May 13 column (“Mom, Moses and the government), Christina Nuckols very eloquently stated the case and from a Christian standpoint.