The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

July 9, 2013

Your View: In the minority

By Verlin R. Snider
Special to The Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — Regarding Anson Burlingame’s guest column (Globe, July 8), as a Christian, I agree with his premise  of “live and let live, do no harm to others.”

We Christians also believe there is no “freedom from religion” clause in the Constitution. For the past several years this seems to be the aim of some politicians in our country, i.e. the teaching of homosexuality to some young children in our public schools as acceptable “alternate lifestyle,” excessive gun control, excessive taxation of guns and ammunition, forbidding Christian members of our armed forces from sharing their faith with others, and forbidding the chaplains to mention God and prayer. The list goes on and on.

Yes, Christians know we are in the minority ... always have been and always will be.

See Matthew 7:13-14.

Verlin R. Snider

Joplin