Bigger Picture Transcends Religion

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Editor:

I take issue with a few of the points that Mr. Krueger tried to make.

George Washington may or may not have been a Christian. He may have been a Deist, as were many of the prominent founders of the United States of America.

This is not to say that George Washington did not support Christianity, but he also believed that every religion had an equal place in the country.

Another false statement that was made in this letter was that the separation of church and state is a lie. It is clearly stated in the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights that, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." It is very evident that the founding fathers did not want religion dominating United States government.

Martin Luther King Jr. may or may not have been a communist, but this point is secondary to what his mission truly was.

His goal was to gain equality for all races. He asked for the rights given to him and every other person in the country in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. In case you did not know this Mr. Krueger, George Washington signed both documents.

The argument that Christianity is being overrun by liberals and government is untrue and quite narrow-minded. Christians are a majority in this country, but it does not give them the right to use taxpayer money to support Christian organizations.

Many taxpayers do not follow the belief that you do Mr. Krueger. This nation was founded on the principle of equality and rights for everyone, including the minority. How can one say that Christianity is being persecuted against when 43 out of the 43 presidents of this country have been Christian? Mr. Krueger, I ask you to open your mind to transcend the lines of religion and look at the bigger picture.

Michael Daniels, Payson

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