Forget the soldiers
I have found a new hero fighting for our freedoms:
To the editor,
Radical Christian fundamentalists are not preaching peace and understanding. I am disturbed by the March 31 letter that claims America is at "world wide war" with Muslims. Our own homegrown fundamentalist Christians are behaving as warmongers who believe in a "clash of civilizations." They do not want to assimilate into America's multicultural melting pot. Radical fundamentalist Christians believe that this "war" will not stop with dialogue, only with one side being defeated. They will not be satisfied until the entire world is one big "Christian" theocracy.
Right now, here in America, fundamentalist Christian pharmacists are refusing to sell contraceptives to women. Right now, they are luring pregnant women into fake medical clinics and giving them false information about their own bodies. Right now, Christo-fascists are bombing abortion clinics and shooting doctors. Right now, fundamentalist Christians are fighting to take evolutionary science out of our schools and replace it with superstition. Right now, fundamentalist Christians are working to take away rights from gay people in America, even going so far as to fight against anti-bullying policies designed to protect gay children in our schools from harassment and violence. Some of these things are going on right here in Flagstaff!
I will continue to work to stop the fundamentalist Christians and preserve our cherished way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren. However, I'm not going to call it a "war" or use violence to achieve my ends. If religion does not promote peace, it means nothing.
I feel safe now.