Faust: Offended by Thorsen letter
October 31, 2012
I don’t think I have ever been as offended reading a letter to the editor as I was upon reading Nancy Thorsen’s letter today.
If she is claiming that she is in direct communication with God, then it is probably easy enough to right her off as insane.
Unfortunately, since I don’t have a burning bush in my backyard to speak with, so like most of you, I am left with the Bible which I read on a fairly regular basis. Here is what I can say about Nancy’s comments.
First, the Bible (as big as it is) makes absolutely no mention of abortion or gay marriage. None. Not one word. To claim otherwise is just not true. Also, neither candidate supports abortion. One thinks women are smart enough to decide for themselves and one things the government should make the decision for them.
Second, the idea that taxes are unchristian are also laughable. Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. (Matthew 22:21)
Third, it would be hard to deny Jesus’ liberal leanings on the death penalty, peace, social equality and greed.
Ms. Thorsen clearly has some very homophobic ideas, and wants to use religion as a way to justify them much in the same way slave owners did in the 19th century.
It is one thing to let faith influence your voting decisions. It is quite another to claim that you know for a fact who God wants you to vote for.
Timothy Faust, Breckenridge