Mr. Gil Russell's comments in the April 16 edition of the Advocate brought to mind just how divided the country is.
Mr. Russell asked, "What price do we put on religious freedoms." Well, Mr. Russell, I think that the religious right has done real well lately. They clearly do not have respect for anyone who has a different opinion or view than theirs. Perhaps the religious right will want everyone to practice one religion. Is this what is next in the United States? Will there be a public outcry because Baptists and Methodists differ from Catholics? Will they all turn on the Episcopalians? Religious groups should have no say in the government.
While I am proud to say I am a Christian and thank God every day for his many blessings, I don't force my beliefs on anyone and don't want someone else quoting the Bible to me. Jesus said, "Judge not less ye be judged." I think I'll let God do the judging.