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Waco reader differs with letter writer over religious freedom

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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 4:30 am

To the Editor:

I would like to respond to the person whining about his religious “freedom” (Letters, June 1 KDH).

This person seems to forget that it is freedom of religion, freedom to worship or not, in the way of choice.

Forcing people to follow one specific set of beliefs is not freedom, not the freedom these soldiers and others fought for. If this person disagrees, then do not participate (in Fort Hood’s planned LGBT Pride Month Celebration).

These soldiers fought for the freedom to have differing opinions, not for some dictatorial narrow-minded person’s view.

Jesus said to judge not or be judged; if your word is not received then shake the dust off your sandals and leave, and as far as shoving “homosexuality” in people’s faces, this person really has no clue how much “heterosexuality” IS shoved in everyone’s face every day.

There are as many versions of Christianity as there are translations of the Bible. Sticking to only one version is not religious freedom.

If this person is so adamant about God’s laws, then I’d better start seeing letters protesting the existence of Red Lobster, Long John Silvers and Catfish King and stop forcing those soldiers to eat food not certified by the Bible.

Mark Barnett

Waco

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1 comment:

  • Roody2 posted at 10:02 am on Sat, Jun 14, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 236

    "as far as shoving “homosexuality” in people’s faces, this person really has no clue how much “heterosexuality” IS shoved in everyone’s face every day."

    Dang! Did I miss the "heterosexual pride" parade!?!?!? I just hate it when I miss an opportunity to celebrate things we should be proud of!

    Oh well. I guess there's always next year. [smile]