Letters To The Editor - Christians need to stand up


We are Christians. I heard yesterday about a 10-year-old girl in New England who says she is an atheist. She didn't like having a poster on the wall of her school that referred to God.

Why are we ruled by a very small minority, the atheists? Why do we Christians have to back down because they (the atheist) don't like the mention of our living God? They don't like Christmas, they don't like the Pledge of Allegience, they don't like anything that mentions God, Jesus, Christ or the Holy Trinity.

They say they should not have to see anything connected with God.

Well, what about my rights? Don't I have the right to have anything connected with God so I can see it? I am offended by their denial of the existence of my God and the need to take Him out of everything so they don't have to see it or read it.

The judges seem to side with the atheist pretty much every time. When the First Amendment to the Constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," it means that the government will not establish a "state religion" or stop me from practicing my religion.

But today it seems that one small segment of our population can do just that. Atheists, if you don't like my love of my living God or seeing my symbols of my religion, suck it up. I'd rather believe in God and at the end find out I was right than to not believe in God and at the end find out I was wrong.

I wouldn't want to be in their shoes. Leave my religious symbols such as the cross, Christmas, etc., alone.

If they don't like them don't look at them. Get over it. We have had to put up with you taking out everything that means something to us and we are tired of your complaints! We Christians have rights also.

Lydia Whipple
Walla Walla


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