Readers Write: March 25

Bill favors religiosity over Jesus’ words

The “Religious Liberty” Bill can help Georgia eliminate state-church separation. Those preferring “God’s law”, and their personal, sometimes bizarre interpretations, trumping civil law, might consider why others want to avoid theocracy.

Our nation’s Constitution excludes mention of supernatural deities, including Allah, “God”, or others. Pro-HB757 legislators should point out that, if it is a sincere religious belief, anyone may avoid serving or employing those with tattoos, “You shall not make any … tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the Lord.” — Leviticus 19:28. Or any women with gold, pearls, or braided hair, “I want women to adorn themselves … modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments” — 1 Timothy 2:9.

On the other hand, if religiosity is less important to legislators than Jesus’ word, Matthew 6:6 is clear, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.”

KONRAD HAYASHI, DECATUR

Gay agenda only wants to silence critics

Few people realize the real reasons behind the opposition to the “religious liberty” bill. There appear to be no actual dangers to gay rights in this legislation which is designed purely to provide narrow protections to a very few people with legitimate religious beliefs.

The real reason behind the opposition is that gay, lesbian and transgenders do not want any, repeat any, possible criticism or resistance to their agenda. These groups want complete capitulation by anyone who has religious objections. They want absolutely no criticism of their agenda, by anyone. As for these corporations, the NFL or any business entity who oppose to this legislation, they would sell their own mothers into prostitution rather than risk criticism of their business.

ERNEST WADE, LOGANVILLE

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