To the editor:
I read The Sentinel every day and always read the opinion lines. I am sometimes impressed and sometimes fascinated by the opinions people express. Until now, however, I have never wrote or responded with my own. Sandy Rudy's letter in the Aug. 11 Sentinel made it impossible for me not to respond to her hate mongering and name calling in the name of religion.
First of all, Ms. Rudy's letter begins with quoting Old Testament Bible verses to bring down our country, because, in her opinion, we have fallen so far because of this "power crazed madman." I quite frankly am not a big President Obama fan, but what did he inherit from the Republican right? Her letter is quite clear that this country is in ruin because of Democrats and President Obama. Hmm!!
Secondly, to respond to her right wing spewing of venomous hate mongering against this great country, the president, Democrats and homosexuals - who, all, in her words were birthed and living in the sewers of hell. I think Ms. Rudy needs reminded of the Declaration of Independence, which assures Americans life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This is defined by the Cato Institute as to pursue happiness as we think best by our own lights - provided only that we respect the equal rights of others to do the same. Yes, children should be allowed to pray in school, if they wish. And the Ten Commandments should have never been taken down. In these points we agree.
Ms. Rudy has decided, however, it is her unalienable rights and views that are above all other human's rights. She has made it clear with all her name calling and venom. Maybe she needs to read James 3: 8-10 about taming your tongue and not cursing others who are made in the likeness of God.
Let me be clear. I am not fighting for gay rights, atheist's rights, I simply stand up for human rights, Ms. Rudy's included. I simply find it very offensive to read or hear such intolerant language in the name of religion. As I once read on a T-shirt "why is there enough religion in the world to incite war but not enough to instill tolerance?"
In closing I would like to know what school in Juniata County teaches first graders about homosexuality? And is Mitt Romney, a Mormon not a Christian, more to Ms. Rudy's liking. God help this country when we are under Republican and Tea Party control. We will all be poor and watch our elderly starve and die from lack of medical support. But I guess this moral conduct is more the direction this country should take to suit Ms. Rudy's moral codes.
Let us all stand together for human rights, the Constitution, the Holy Bible and the United States of America, the greatest nation in the world. Let us stand against oppression against any human. God bless our country and God bless all of us.