In the Wednesday, March 6, 21013 edition of the Defiance Crescent-News, a letter to the editor from local resident was published. It is a concise statement of the lunacy that passes for reason among Evangelical Christians here in rural NW Ohio:
“God Bless America” is a famous, well-known song and saying! God has greatly blessed us with this great nation and all our freedoms. The American Revolution was fought for freedom. God not only blesses us with the right to be free, he gives us wisdom, and from that wisdom we must trust in God.
Somewhere along the way, America has made a wrong turn. America’s problems are essentially spiritual and moral due to turning away from what God intended for us. If our nation doesn’t turn back to God, times will only worsen. We have the greatest country, and so many have given their lives to keep us free. We have become materialistic toward power, oil and money. This can and will cause consequences.
God is speaking. Are we listening? Earthquakes, volcano eruptions, hurricanes, terrible tornadoes, snow storms, seas in an uproar, red balls in the heavens, trumpet sounds, sounds of a heavenly choir and sounds coming from beneath earth. We need to wake up and know God is in charge. None of us are exempt from meeting our creator.
Leave our Constitution, Bill of Rights and amendments alone. Leave this gun amendment alone. People kill people.
I am old, but remember in 1939 in Germany. Removal of guns is just one step closer to tyranny. First the guns, then something else. Putting our military and nation under the rule of the UN? Not good wisdom. We need to be strong, stand up for our God and our country. We are Americans. We have values. Make that U-turn back to God. Put God back in schools and our way of life — freedom. All our problems will disappear as to jobs and the national debt. We can say “God Bless America” and in our hearts know the freedom we have is true and sincere.
Keep in mind there is not one shred of historical fact in what the letter writer writes. Facts are twisted to fit her right-wing Christian beliefs and are so distorted as to render them unrecognizable. Who taught her this stuff?
Just think, all we need in America to end unemployment and eliminate the national debt, is for all of us to become Christians. I wonder if she thought this way before the great Kenyan-born socialist Barack Obama became President?
I would love for her to explain to me exactly when America was not all about power and money? When were we a nation of Christians who lived by the Bible?
Any time a person uses Hitler or Germany to prove a point you can rest assured their point has no merit. Besides, Hitler was a Christian.
I agree with the letter writer on one thing…We are Americans and we have values. One of the great American values is the separation of church and state that protects us from Christians like her having their way.