R.C. Solly, Fargo, Published April 21 2012
Relegate Thomas to religion pagesCal Thomas is riding his right-footed horse all over my right to choose what my religious beliefs are again (column, April 16). Religious leaders have been declaring for years that our culture is hedonistic and the end of the world is nigh.
Now Thomas is saying that Rick Santorum, a senator who was drummed out of office in Pennsylvania by the largest voting margin in history, can “right the unrightable wrong.” Who is he kidding? Santorum just wants the bully pulpit to ram his religious beliefs down the throats of the electorate. He has no idea how to run a country – the voters of Pennsylvania have told us that.
Jews, Muslims and Buddhists in this country would certainly suffer under his leadership. President Barack Obama’s leadership, while not perfect, continues to keep religion separate from the beliefs that most Americans hold to in spite of a do-nothing Congress.
Thomas needs to get his own congregation and move to the religious section of The Forum.
I also want to give a shout out to our Founding Fathers for being smart enough to see the damage that revealed religion can do to our political system and to keep religion and politics separate.