I am in absolute agreement with Mr. Liesener’s letter, in the May 3 edition, regarding the return to a faith-based life in the United States.
I have six children who have been told that the United States was formed as a Christian nation, and yet, the actions of the populace often show that it isn’t a Christian nation. There is no prayer in the schools ... oh yes, they will provide a moment of silence, but what does that really mean to the young people?
When I went to school, we had a flag in every classroom (or in a main courtyard) and every morning we would face the flag, say the pledge of allegiance, and then a prayer.
Patriotism and Christianity was instilled in us at school, as well as at home.
The school libraries have plenty of books about vampires, witches, warlocks and Roman/Greek gods, but how many Christian based books can be found in comparison?
Television and movies show that it is OK to be disrespectful to authority, have sex out of wedlock, etc. This only aids in the breakdown of moral principles, furthering the lack of focus on Christ.
When did this nation become a country where the minority dictates for the majority (77 percent consider themselves Christians). Christians have been expected to accept others’ beliefs, but there is little or no tolerance of others to respect Christian beliefs.
Mr. Liesener is correct ... we need to get back to the moral basics, pray, and give God the glory that is due!
Lenore M. White