Huck­abee has gone too far

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Re “Here come the pow­er­ful vic­tims,” Opin­ion, May 31

Mike Huck­abee says Chris­tian­ity is un­der at­tack and that Chris­tians could be jailed. This is not so. Non-Chris­tians do not, as a rule, want to put Chris­tians in jail; they just want some el­bow room at the ta­ble of free­dom.

The govern­ment is not mak­ing laws lim­it­ing the prac­tice of Chris­tian­ity. There is progress in mak­ing our so­ci­ety a lit­tle more demo­cratic; rights granted to us are fi­nally be­ing given to all Amer­i­cans. Ac­cep­tance and tol­er­ance are things Chris­tians preach so of­ten — we are to do for all our neigh­bors as we would do for our­selves.

On a long flight re­cently, the plane’s lava­tory was the smallest I had ever used. I felt vic­tim­ized. Later I read about French women sent to Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camps; their “toi­let” was a muddy trench filled with ex­cre­ment. I thought to my­self, “Never mind.”

Put it in per­spec­tive, Gov­er­nor.

James Sev­ert­son


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