Support American rights

Letter to the editor

Posted: Monday, June 28, 2004

I'm amazed by the rhetorical babblings of Kurt Cox in his June 22 letter to the editor. Once again, Kurt, you've done it. I've been watching your letters and have always been amazed by just how far you will take your one-sided bigotry. After I read this last one, I'm convinced that you must be sending your letters from Iraq or somewhere that has no idea of what is or is not considered American rights - civil, constitutional or any other.

Gay rights, abortion rights, civil rights, constitutional rights, etc., all are at the top of the list of human rights and should be free to every American citizen regardless of race, religion or sexual preference. Thomas Paine once said, "I may not believe in what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

The morals of the Christian church should not be a determining factor to anyone's birth rights as an American citizen. If that was the case, more than likely, you couldn't get up on your soap box and have your sermons printed. So, please examine where your ideas are coming from. Remember that the Christ you are always preaching about is the same one that stood up for the prostitute. Remember also that God told Peter while on the rooftop that nothing on this Earth is unclean. Be a little more liberal with the rights of the American citizen and more supportive of any individual wanting to claim those rights as their own.

Samuel Lee

Juneau



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