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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Letter to the editor: Expecting more political advocacy from our faith leaders

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  • To the editor:
    When was the last time your readers heard their pastor, priest or Rabi
    mention the Declaration of Independence?
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." I ask because if it were not for our churches back around 1776, we would still be a British colony.
    And when was the last time their religious leaders asked them to pray for
    all the Christians, Jews and Muslims not extremist enough, being tortured and savagely slaughtered for the mere fact of not being a Muslim extremist?
    Has their place of worship expressed the slightest concern that our open borders are putting innocent Americans at physical, medical and economic risk, or that our taxes are funding the same terrorists groups that attacked us Sept. 11, 2001?
    And yet according to our government, anyone who admires our Founding
    Fathers, has Christian values, and has a reverence for our U.S. Constitution is a risk to our bank-run nation. But, that list also includes homeschoolers, veterans, people with food stocks, and guns for home defense.
    I implore your readers demand of their religious leaders to either speak from their heart about our freedoms and not live in fear of their 501(c)3 status, or they will find another place of worship that understands and appreciates our rights endowed to all of us by our Creator.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Jeremiah White and Rev. Al Sharpton never seem worried about losing their 501(c)3 status. Or is the political hate speech from these characters A-OK because they are for a bigger and bigger liberty-robbing government?
    It is bad enough that our major media are mere puppets for our government. Now it appears that so are most of our places of worship.
    All that it takes for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing. I suggest that those of your readers who claim to believe in a Creator stop acting like sheep and demand a prayer for those being massacred for their religious beliefs.
    Joseph DuPont
    Towanda, Pa.

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