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Christian principles remain important

July 29, 2012
The Herald-Star

To the editor:

I just finished reading the story where J. David Core mentioned that he didn't care for the Toronto fireworks theme ("Toronto display theme topic," Tuesday.) Is anyone besides me getting sick of people trying to tell us we can't celebrate our Christian up-bringing, or the fact that we are a Christian nation?

Just because we have a president who doesn't think so, who will have a national day of prayer for the Muslims, doesn't mean we are not. Check your history books - we were founded on Christian principles, and there are those of us who enjoy celebrating that heritage.

As for separation of church and state, I get sick and tired of politicians and people not understanding the true meaning of that concept. It means that in England the government picked what could be preached from the pulpit. Our Founding Fathers, who, by and large were Christians themselves, did not want the government to be able to tell us how to worship, the way it is trying to do today.

So, if you don't care for the way Toronto has boldly stepped up to display how they and others in this Christian valley really feel, I think you should maybe try to remember the many men who gave the last full measure of devotion to this Christian nation, because in God we still trust.

Greg Byers


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