On Christianity, writer gets it wrong
I read with disgust the April 12 guest column, “God and government: Christian Dominionism and the GOP,” by Ned Walsh of Princeton.
Mr. Walsh equates what he sees as Christian Dominionism with ISIS extremism and its vicious enforcement of Sharia law. In his opinion, Christian conservatism has no place in our government because legislation should not conform to the principles of the Bible. He sees Christianity as no better than the dictatorship of Muslim extremists.
What Mr. Walsh does not seem to want to know is that the United States was formed as one nation under God (not Allah) and that Christian principles have always been basic to our form of government. That is what has made this the greatest and most powerful country in history. Unfortunately, it has been men like him who have sought to undermine this great nation and who are determined to make the United States into a third world country.
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Incidentally, the letter written by President Thomas Jefferson to which Mr. Walsh refers was meant to keep the state from interfering with the church, not the other way around. The “religious right” movement has been simply a reaction to those who want to remove morality from our government.