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By From page A5 | October 02, 2013

EDITOR:

I’m responding to Mr. Bernhoft’s letter in the Sept. 27 edition.

Mr. Bernhoft, your list of examples illustrating the Department of Defense’s “targeting and persecuting Christians” brought questions to my mind. I refer to your points by their order.

First: There are Christians who are religious extremists. Perhaps statistics show that the majority of these extremists are Catholic or Evangelical?

Second, fourth, fifth and sixth: These have to do with the separation of church and state. This means that, in the USA, government and religion are separate. They don’t mix, can’t mix, won’t mix. Like oil and water.

Third: So Lt. Gen. Boykin admitted being a Christian. Did he deny being an “Islamaphobe?”

Seventh: There must have been a reason stated for the disinvite. What was it?

The USA has a largely Christian population; it’s hard to take their persecution in this country seriously. And, sir, we are not a Christian nation. The USA is a secular nation.

SYLVIA MEDLEY
El Dorado

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