First I wish to apologize to Tim Branson and any other Christians I may have offended by my last letter. I think what I said was misconstrued. My wife and I are Christians (good ones we hope) and believe wholeheartedly in Jesus and we have a lot of fun. Life is good except for the rich who are constantly trying to get their hands on our pittance.
What I meant was: I grow weary of the far right, so-called Christians who unfailingly try to force their narrow views on the rest of humanity. They think theirs is the only view and everybody else should adhere to it. They wish to turn back the clock to 1950. The many rights people enjoy nowadays must irritate them as they are forever attempting to eliminate them. These are the have-no-fun ones I was talking about.
Now to your letter: You really had that old thesaurus smoking. It doesn’t take much to get you up on the stump, arms flailing, hollering a flood of righteous, indignant insults. I have never seen such venom and hatred from someone who writes from a Christian standpoint and is supposedly filled with human kindness. (See, I have a thesaurus too).
My wife and I have a plaque on our wall stating: “We welcome people of all religions, races, nationality and sexually orientation.” This doesn’t mean we are perfect, but believe all humanity is of one kind. Are not homosexuals human beings too? Did not God create them? Are their high suicide rates caused by persecution from other unfeeling, compassionless, judgmental people?
Your hate-filled letter is so typical of the right. Everybody but you and your chosen kind are misfits, perverts or worse, and not God’s creatures. How can you possibly know what the unreported medical problems are in the homosexual community? Do you cruise this community collecting unknown facts?
In my final discarding of your views I state: You can waste your time hating people, but we find it much more relaxing accepting all of God’s creatures as they are.
Now to my worthy adversary D.L. Cline: Your letter is nothing but a puerile litany of absurd, lame comparisons (bless that thesaurus) attempting to defend those good old two-word slogans. What horsepucky your argument was, what a flight of fancy unconnected with reality. Killing people for not paying their taxes? How ridiculous. Come back to Earth and let us have an intelligent conversation.
You must lay awake at night fretting about Marxists, a thoroughly debunked and worthless philosophy. Back in the ’20s we had huge socialist political parties, even a socialist candidate for president. They were everywhere. Senators were socialists. If they are such a worry why didn’t they take over then? How could it be possible today? This is just another Republican smokescreen to confuse and confound the obtuse and take their minds off the fact they are stealing us blind.
This socialist’s fear is just another ploy. What is the difference between a Marxists deciding people’s taxes and the greedy rich doing so? They have always done so, right from the first days of our wonderful republic.
When Hoover took from the common folk and gave it to the rich it was called water down. Reagan called it trickle down. What will be Romney’s name for it? What’s the difference between them and Marxists? You have drunk the Kool-Aid and support the rich while they crush the good old USA.
In short, your idols have stolen the candy store while you and your right wing buddies argue about two little kids fighting over the remaining gumdrops; or as the rich often say to you and yours “thanks, suckers!”