I am taking issue with the letter to the editor in the Jan. 10 Herald written by Gerrard Wilbur and would like to respond to a few of his claims. He claims that to assume all American citizens must accept and adhere exclusively to Christian doctrine is divisive and pays no respect to other religions.
He then goes on to berate Christians as being intolerant to other religions. Me thinks he is doing the same to Christianity.
Christianity is not a religion, but is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus has set the ground rules in the Bible and he did not tolerate other beliefs that did not include God.
This nation was founded by men who believed in the Scriptures and the Ten Commandments. Mr. Wilbur mentioned the First Amendment, which gives us freedom to worship without the government's interference. When the government goes against the conscience of a Christian and makes abortion legal and same-sex marriage legal, it is our God-given right to disagree.
If baking a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage or providing floral arrangements for such goes against one's conscience, they should have that right to refuse without having to shut down their business.
If abortion is wrong, and it is, we should not have to fund this practice under the law with our tax dollars, just as he mentioned his tax dollars being earmarked for things he doesn't agree with.
Christians are constantly being ostracized for their beliefs but who helps out the poor and needy more than Christians?
I only wish that the government would grant Christians the same freedom and right of conscience that they grant other segments of society. By removing the Christian tenets from society, a cesspool of immorality has been created in America. God help us!
Nancy L. Davis