@Michael A. I have never advocated for a Christian-only society. You can worship anyone-or no one- you please. But somehow that has been turned around to say that I have no rights as a Christian to worship as I please. I am all for gay marriage-doesn't bother me a bit-I think that gay partners should be able to have the same rights as heterosexual partners-my problem is when you start saying that I have to change my belief system as a part of those rights. If I don't believe in abortion as an employer-should I have to include abortions as a part of my health care package-I am not saying that Joe Smith can't include it in their health care package but should the government say that I must? Muslims can worship any way they please-doesn't matter to me- but when you have countries who advocate for the death to Americans, call Christian infidels-deserving of death and have been known to recruit and train terrorist-I don't think it is racist to want to have a system in place of making sure the citizens of those countries do not mean us harm before they are allowed to come into our country. Our constitution refers to freedom OF religion-not freedom from religion. Those two little words make a world of difference.
@Raleigh Guy-I never said that transgender people weren't nice people. I don't even believe that they would be the ones causing the problems in the bathrooms-I said I don't want my granddaughter to have to share a restroom with someone with man parts. It opens up all kinds of scenarios that there is no legitimate reason she should be exposed to. Why not have restrooms for either men or women that has a door, one commode and can be locked? Problem solved. By the way, My best friend and I shared a hotel room with our two transgender friends when we went on spring break in high school-we even shared clothes. I love them dearly-still don't want them to share rest room facilities with my 4 year old granddaughters.
@Rich 1 I somehow missed your response before my last post but would like to say thank you. I can respect your opinion and perhaps we could even be friends. I have no problem with your your opinion and although I am not in agreement-it gives me pause to at least consider whether you have a valid point. My problem is the vehemence that I have seen demonstrated in the past few months of those on the left has left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. I have never before been politically active and never responded to posts such as this until this past year. I do not own a gun, I am not active in the pro-life movement, I consider myself an independent voter- but I have a hard time being silent when I see such disregard for free speech on the liberal side of politics. How are my free rights being infringed upon????-I find it increasingly hard to be able to voice my opinion without being labeled -pick which label you'd like - just scroll through the previous responses. Who is intolerant?
Thank you everyone for your thoughtful responses. My hypothesis has been proven. Unless I agree with you-I am racist, homophobic, and xenophobic.-the precise reason I responded to this "letter". You leave no room for differing opinions and therefore demean those whose opinions differ from yours.... which I think (you are the intellectually elite-look it up) makes you allodoxaphobic.
Please educate me...Average White Woman...am I now Xenophobic because I want to be able to have the right to religious freedom, and believe that Illegal immigration should be what it is called-illegal. Am I a racist because I believe that races should be equal and not treated differently because of the color of their skin and that those entering our country from countries that sponsor terrorism should be fully vetted. Am I homophobic because I do not want my grand daughter to have to share a bathroom with someone transgender because they might get their feelings hurt if they have to use the appropriate bathroom for their physical makeup and that I don't want my first grade granddaughter to be taught in school about homosexuality. Am I uncaring and unfeeling because I want to choose my own doctor and have control of my own healthcare without gov't involvement? You use name calling and pigeon-holing to silence voices that are not in agreement with you and demonize those with opinions differing from yours. I live in a state where black and white citizens work, socialize, and worship side by side-I have friends and family who are immigrants, I have multiracial nieces and nephews so please don't call me racist. I believe that homosexuals are individuals who deserve equal rights but their rights don't trump mine. I believe that everyone deserves health care but you don't throw the baby out with the bath water and have mandated, gov't endorsed health care. So you want to know what is wrong with this article and the current liberal movement. I don't agree with your opinion but I don't think that makes you a bad person. I spent the last eight years with a president I did not agree with and with co-workers and friends who voted for the administration and didn't name call, unfriend, riot, or tell others they couldn't speak and voice their opinion. THAT is what is so troubling about this letter, the Berkely riots, the Women's March, the news media, and the current liberal movement. @Magaret B Hoffman you are right, in my impassioned speed writing, I did cite 2nd amendment when I intended to say 1st amendment which, I assure you, does not make me an uneducated, illiterate redneck neo-nazi-just human.
It was my understanding that institutions of higher education were proponents of 2nd amendment rights, and forums where differing opinions were debated, yet respected. It has become overwhelmingly clear, not in this instance alone, that our colleges and universities are narrow minded and judgmental. Opinions that are not in line with their liberal mindsets are ridiculed and labeled as prejudiced or intolerant. Individuals whose politics are not in line with their current belief system are called HItler, or dangerous. Here's some advice from an American woman of average intelligence who lives in the real world. I go to work every week day 9-5, I pay my taxes and play with my grandchildren. I pray for the future of our country and do my best to make the world a better place with the way I live my life. I have no political aspirations, and my only hope is that the America I love and live in is a safe and free home for my children and grandchildren when I leave this earth.......the reason that Donald Trump was elected is that America is tired of you-we are tired of you advocating the taking away of our rights and freedoms -the very foundations that our country was founded on-under the guise of tolerance and diversity. We are tired of politicians, the press, the wealthy-the "intellectually elite" thinking they know what is best for us and skewing news, polls, and studies to make sure that they are proven to be correct. Average American's are not nearly as stupid as you think we are. It appears that all of you may wish to enroll in a new institute of higher learning-the school of COMMON SENSE. It seems that it is seriously lacking in our current educational and political system.
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