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Letters to the Editor - June 20, 2014

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David Bates

Rev. Shaeffer, there is a crucial distinction between Noble and Springer.

Ron Noble merely mentioned in an interview that, in his personal life, one of the things that is important to him is his faith and church activity. Commissioner Springer, on the other hand, is injecting his personal religious views and practice into the operations of county government in such a way that citizens are expected to either make a show of their religious beliefs, or lack thereof. The latter is outrageous.

My message to Mr. Noble is: "Congratulations on your retirement, and I'm glad to see that you're staying in the community, and best of luck to you over at Linfield."

My message to Commissioner Springer is: Knock it off.

Lulu

Ditto.

Lulu

We could simply kill all the poor and non-religious. Would that work?

B.Muse

I agree with Mr. Bates.

Freedom of religion in America is a great thing, but it also means that freedom from religion is an equally valid choice. When our government adopts a religious invocation, for whatever reason, it is impinging upon a basic right.

Spongebob

B.Muse,

"When our government adopts a religious invocation, for whatever reason, it is impinging upon a basic right." How so? As you stated, "freedom from religion is an equally valid choice." I understand your freedom in making this choice, but attending a public meeting where a prayer is offered is not necessarily "impinging upon a basic right." I understand how you might feel about public prayer, but I'm not seeing the legal infringement of your rights.

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