I join Christopher Tasy (letter Jan. 31) in his opposition to abortion, a decision I never had to make, being male and having a family before I even knew the word. We differ on the second right he addresses, mentioning God in schools.
Contrary to what we hear, there is not now and never has been a law that forbids anyone speaking of God on any American campus. It just doesn’t exist. The laws that do exist are to prevent turning public schools into churches or religious institutions of one sect or another.
Decades ago I was part of a team of young men who went into a public high school. Students were marched in, we conducted a service and gave a Billy Graham-type invitation for converts to “come forward.” I wonder what students who were Jewish or Catholic or non-evangelicals thought, since we ran roughshod over their faith to proclaim ours.
People of faith should be as reluctant to have their religion forced on others as to have the faith of others forced on them. The unique American concept of the separation of church and state is still the best solution.
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