Blanket Statement…

Dear Editor,

In response to a letter from last week, some Christians may wish to reconsider their blanket statements condemning “these people”, presumably Muslim refugees. Most U.S. terrorist attacks have been perpetrated by Christians: Wade Michael Page murdered six; Jim David Adkisson shot nine, killing two; Eric Rudolph used guns and bombs to murder; Timothy McVeigh slaughtered 168 in Oklahoma City; the Christian Army of God has been cheering murder here since 1982.

The list could go on. And though the 9/11 hijackers were Muslims, they were also citizens  of Saudi Arabia, a country that still practices beheadings, and is strongly supported by our Christian leaders.

I too “do not believe in (your Christian) religion and do not want it taught or even talked about to my grandchildren.”  I too “have a very good right to be very concerned.”

“It is not being hateful (but cautious) to protect (my) family from anything or one (like you) that could harm them.”

“…let him who is without sin…”  John 8:7

Chris Mielke
Concerned Homeowner
USMC 1974-78,  E-5, Hon. Dis.
Sagle, Idaho

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