Weatherford Democrat

Letters to the Editor

February 24, 2012

What about our Christian beliefs?

— Dear editor,

The headline reads, “Rhode Island teen who fought against prayer banner gets scholarship from atheist group.” The Fox news article goes on to say The American Humanist Association, a national atheist organization, says that Jessica Ahlquist, 16, of Cranston High School West, stood up for her beliefs despite critics and “responded well to online threats when she challenged the constitutionality of the display,” MyFoxBoston reports.

On Feb. 9, FoxNews.com reported that Ahlquist, an atheist, filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union after deciding the banner’s presence in a public school was unconstitutional.

The banner had been hanging for decades, and included the words, “Our Heavenly Father,” and “Amen,” according to the report.

Well, what about our Christian beliefs? A belief system founded on the Bible, its earliest writings known as the Torah go back to 1450-1410 B.C. When a belief in nothing overrides a belief in something, or shall I say Someone, God, we have truly lost whatever we might have had as a Christian nation. If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

David Nowak,

Weatherford

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