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Letter: The dangers of a hot line to God

The lesson of the Gail Davis kerfuffle is clear. Davis herself, unimportant, is being used as a tool to support a false claim of persecution of Christians. Actually, the weak-kneed Christians, Cruz, Huckabee and others lacked the courage to stone her to death for adultery as required by Deuteronomy 22:22 and Leviticus 20:10. It would have prevented the entire national upset.

Thing is, these zealots like to hold everyone else to an Old Testament standard and use New Testament cop-outs for themselves; exactly what is happening in this instance.

However, the real issue here is that the rest of us have been put on notice about elected officials who decide that they have a hot line to God, and their oath of office and the laws of the land are subject to their personal interpretation. Every one of the current crop of Republican presidential candidates has made sure we all know they are among the truly, sometimes rabidly faithful.

Just imagine a president who would pull a “Davis.” Ted Cruz, certainly a fascist/Imperialist, with an overdose of religion and a small mind, is a huge risk. He has already made it clear it is exactly how he would operate. I think we can all see several more candidates with the same tendencies. The Republican Party itself is a fascist/Imperialist organization, and more than one candidate has already indicated they are looking to start a war somewhere. Always good for business, you know.

This is not a remote danger. Any one of a dozen of these hopefuls might be stupid enough to try it as president. The nation could not react fast enough to prevent a catastrophe. How long is it going to take to get Davis out of a petty office?

The Founding Fathers were well aware of the danger of allowing religion to mix into government. The Davis incident is a textbook, classic proof of their wisdom. We have but to look at numerous governments in the Islamic world to see multiple examples of the disasters that can and continue to occur.

R.W. Boyle

New Castle

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