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Religion important in nation?s leaders

August 24. 2013 5:59PM
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JOANNE HEMENWAYElidaI read a letter recently in The Lima News (“Religious right hijacked policy,” Dec. 15). I wasn’t going to let it get to me, realizing this person has a right to believe whatever he wants. But then I read another letter on the same subject in the Dec. 19 paper, thanking the person who wrote the first letter.As I was reading this latest letter, I felt the need to at least voice another opinion on the subject. This last person was writing the same irreverent things as the first person. He said religion does not belong in politics. Well, what are we supposed to do, not vote, because we happen to believe in the word of God?As a believer I happen to take my right to vote seriously, as I would hope every Christian would. The “religious” person who wrote the letter said, "I certainly do not want the leaders of America to make decisions that affect us all based on religious faith." I disagree deeply with that statement. I certainly do want the leaders of our great country to make decisions that affect us all, and based on the word of God. And that is Christ-centered faith, not religious faith.

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