Regarding the Nov. 6 letter “Christians support Trump for freedom”: As a Baptist preacher’s kid, a Baptist Theological Seminary graduate and a retired Baptist denominational worker, I guess I am one of the “stupid” ones of which the writer was referring to in his recent letter.
No U.S. citizen is prohibited from exercising their deeply held religious beliefs in their personal or professional lives. What we are prohibited from doing, by virtue of constitutional law in a democratic republic, is forcing others to abide by the same set of religious beliefs or punish others who do not conform to ours.
The writer’s search for “religious freedom” is a faux argument, a smoke screen to hide the true purpose. It is about seeking to regain control and power being lost to a nation that is moving toward the acceptance of diversity. He now runs to political power to “do the work of the Lord” for him. Thus, he and his fellow evangelicals have put their trust in going to bed with Donald Trump, their new savior. Good luck!