Printed letters, April 6, 2014

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KATHRYN YOU ARE A LOW INFORMATION WRITER. Hobby Lobby does NOT have a problem with contraceptives. Hobby Lobby refuses to pay for contraceptives THAT CAUSE ABORTIONS. Hobby Lobby already covers 6 or 8 contraceptives (I have forgotten). If you DO NOT want to work for Hobby Lobby the feel free to not work for them. Dictating health care by our chairman barry is totally out of line. Have you noted that Hobby Lobby closes EVERY Sunday. Of course you’ve not. Low information. Knee jerk. Liberal progressive…........

Kudos Mr Deal. They want their “freethinking” to be everyones “freethinking.” I have had many life’s experiences and in each and every one when it “came down to the nut cutting” each and every “freethinking atheist, agnostic” cried out to God and for their mother. Amen.

Mr. Deal, please be better informed with the facts before your write, and try to grasp the larger principles of the central argument regarding the 4640 issue.

Facts: A religious organization was allowed to promote its youth indoctrination center in public school. This is a violation of U.S. law. The violation has been acknowledged by District 51, which has promised to be aware of attempts like this one to proselytize in schools, and to work to prevent similar incidents in the future.

The First Amendment requires government to remain neutral in matters of religion. The incident at Grand Mesa Middle School was a taxpayer-funded endorsement of Christianity. Had it been a taxpayer-funded endorsement of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism or Judiasm, you doubtless would have more clearly seen the focus of the problem at hand.

The mission of the 4640 youth center is not to entertain. It is to indoctrinate children into Christianity. Fellowship Church’s Facebook page for the 4640 center states that “The mission of 4640 is to reach young people with the Message of Jesus. Teach them with truth from God’s Word. Tend to their physical, spiritual and emotional needs. Send them out to be leaders for Christ in their generation.”

Would you want your children lured to an Islamic, Rastafarian or Jainist “recreation center” with promises of a foam pit, a ledge swing and all the junk food they care to eat?  I doubt it.

No one ever asked that children be made to refrain from prayer at lunch or on their own time. That was never an issue, since kids can do whatever they want on their free time.

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