I’d like to try to explain to Megan Basham why people like me and my family and friends react so emotionally to conservative Christians. The reason is that they are trying to force their religious views on my and my family and friends. I am not trying to force my views on them, but they want to force my daughters and granddaughters to continue pregnancies against their will — my daughters who have brought me seven grandchildren quite vigorously agree with me on this issue. We don’t care if they want to force their daughters, so why can’t they leave my family alone?
Why do they want to force me to pledge allegiance to a god I don’t believe in? I am a patriot and I have a desire to declare my allegiance, but they want to force me into a lie.
Why won’t they allow my gay and lesbian friends to lead the same normal lives as everyone else? I’m not insisting that Christians admit them into their religious services, though I think it would be a great thing to do because my gay and lesbian friends are the most spiritual people I know. We’re not asking Christians to honor gay and lesbian marriages in their churches, just let them form the same kind of state recognized relationships that my wife of 42 years and I have had.p>Religion should be about family and home. Christians should leave their religion at home and not try to force it on me. Jews aren’t forcing their religious views on me. If Christians would leave us alone and stop forcing their religious views on us, we would leave them alone. br> — Ron Schoenberg br> Seattle, Washington /p>
I am writing to register my dismay at seeing The American Spectator publish blogs such as that of Megan Basham in her article.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?