My Religious Beliefs More Important Than the Laws of This Republic, Vote Bush!

RECEIVED Fri., March 26, 2004

Dear Editor,
   As campaigning dives headfirst into the heart and soul of the American citizen, lines are drawn, boundaries created, and motives established. With the most highlighted topics addressed by the candidates, one should be able to decide for whom they side. For election 2004 the root of all the topics seems to be derived from the wavering stance of separation of church and state. Being a Christian, I know that the sanctity of marriage should reside strictly between one man and one woman. The applicable controversy of church and state resides here with the definition the Bible provides and that Christians adhere to vs. the definition the law fails to provide. It could be argued that the definition the Bible provides is unlawful due to the protection of the minority provided by the First Amendment. It has been proven that the majority of American citizens agree with the Bible's definition of marriage (including myself). With that, in response to the minority's right to be protected, I ask: Is America not a democracy, and does a majority not rule in a democracy? America needs political leaders like George W. Bush that are willing to apply the laws of the Bible to the law of the land and stand up for what the majority adamantly supports. As we begin the arduous swim across politically murky waters we should dive deep to find the voice that is willing to bridge the gray area of church and state. George W. Bush is not timid about his faith, and I pray that God continues to work through him in route to his re-election.
Ceaseless faith,
Jena Selman
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