LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Christians need to stand up

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I am writing in support of Lydia Whipple's letter to the editor about Christians needing to stand up. I so totally agree that a small segment of our society is being allowed to dictate to the Christians.

Somehow, this country has become so afraid of offending people, being politically correct, that it is allowing the small group to dictate our way of life. The government has no business deciding whether I can or cannot have a nativity in my yard.

I could say the same about the atheists - they can't talk about being an atheists because that offends me. But I am not going down that road, I will not lower myself to their selfish ways.

We Christians do have rights, we have the right to worship as we want, as do other religions, I believe. Correct me if I am wrong, this country was founded based on religious freedoms. No one, not atheists, not Christians, no one should be able to tell the other that they cannot worship because it offends me.

I respect other people's right to worship, leave my symbols and my faith alone. You don't want to look at it, don't; you don't want to go to church don't; leave my faith and the symbols of my faith alone.

I am tired of people saying we can't worship as we want. If we are not forcing anyone to participate, not even in school programs; kids do not have to participate if their parents don't want, but let us do as we want.

Believe it or not the phrase "separation of church and state" is not in the Constitution anywhere! Please look it up yourself.

So all these lawsuits by the ACLU and anyone else based on that should not be enforced.

Ms. Whipple says we have to put up with them taking out everything that means something to us. No we don't. We need to stand up as a Christian nation and rebel. We need to stand our ground and tell people we have as much right to practice our religion as you do.

And no, I will not give up my nativity, I will not give up putting up my cross, I will not stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance, etc. They can walk out if they want.

Barbara Dickerson

Milton-Freewater

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