Letter, Jennifer Moeller, Baudette, Minn.: Pastor betrays founders' principles
BAUDETTE, Minn. -- I am a married mother of three and a Sunday schoolteacher who is shocked by the words of the Rev. Gus Booth in Warroad. He clearly illustrates why our Founding Fathers insisted on separating church and state. How dare he scare ...
BAUDETTE, Minn. -- I am a married mother of three and a Sunday schoolteacher who is shocked by the words of the Rev. Gus Booth in Warroad. He clearly illustrates why our Founding Fathers insisted on separating church and state. How dare he scare his parishioners into voting for John McCain lest they risk having the "wrath of God" on them? He sounds like a Puritan minister in Salem, Mass., during the 1600s.
Hopefully, his parish is smarter than that. If you want a country run by religion alone, go to the Middle East. They seem to have that down pretty well.
Furthermore, why do Republicans such as Booth try to claim to be the party of religion and morals?
I think Jesus would have been a Democrat:
Democrats have a tradition of giving to the poor.
Democrats want to provide medical care to all, children first.
Democrats believe in equal education and funding for all students.
Democrats believe in keeping peace.
Democrats believe in sensible gun regulations to prevent mass killings and keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists and psychopaths.
Democrats don't judge others, knowing people are different and still deserving of American liberties.
Furthermore, Jesus would not have judged or scorned a homosexual. He would have sat down to eat with him, perhaps, becoming his friend. He'd have listened and learned, knowing he has every human right belonging to anyone on Earth. That is what my Bible and my pastors have taught me.