Passing and voting on misinformation
I want to speak to Judy who addressed a recent article to Christian voters. I want to speak to ALL voters. We make a mistake when we only listen to biased non-factual news stories and pass them along. More importantly, we make a grave mistake when we vote based on misinformation. Judy stated that President Obama declared that America was no longer a nation under God. What he said was, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.” He was not declaring policy, he was stating fact. The United States is a melting pot of many ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs. This Country was founded on the principle of freedom. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Each person in this Country is supposed to have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I am a Christian and admittedly not comfortable with the lifestyles and choices some people make. However, I do not believe it is my right to judge them or deny them their rights under the United States Constitution and I do not believe it is the right of any Church to attempt to force the United States Government to do so either. By the way, if you wish to use the Bible to support your narrow minded, misinformed views, you might want to re-read the sections about judging others and bearing false witness!
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