Letter to the Editor: Writer praised for essay on children

Editor:

Kudos to Maggie Maloney for articulating the case for child poverty in this country with reason and compassion. That’s what religion, especially Christianity, is all about.

The task of the Christian church is not to force its rigid ideology on the world. The task of the Christian church is to free every person in this world to live more fully, love more wastefully and have the courage to be all they can be, to work endlessly to create a world where peace, prosperity and happiness are shared by all.

As a secular humanist, I submit that goal has much in common with humanist principles. So I salute the Maggie Maloneys of this world as my allies in their dedication to build a more human and more humane world.

Gene Rigelon, Front Royal

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