I would like to respond to Gene Rigelon's letter of Nov. 5. He calls for equal rights for all Americans, and this is a good thing. But farther down the page, he is advocating keeping religion where it belongs: in their homes, private schools and churches. Since our country is founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs, I can only conclude he is talking about Christians.
Progressive liberals only want freedom when it suits their agenda. Rigelon and other progressives can only wish all day long to suppress the Christian religion, but it will never happen. That was tried over 2,000 years ago in the Roman Empire and failed. Christians are commanded to go into all of the world spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. This is one of the freedoms that Christians have in this country, and it is no different than the freedoms that any other group or organization has in the United States.
I find it curious that no mention is made about the threat of Islamic extremism in our country. Remember Sept. 11, 2001?. Christians are also commanded to have love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Now, we wouldn't want that talked about in public, would we?
Tom Demski, Woodstock