Letters to the Editor

'Violation of our right'

Fresno once again is creating religious discrimination among residents of this community by providing a Christian parade among other Christian observances, using tax money that all residents are required to pay to the city.

There are at least 70 different ethnic groups, speaking 75 or more different languages, living in Fresno, most of whom will observe celebrations of their own religions. There are also many residents who do not choose to participate in or pay for Christian celebrations.

This is a violation of our right to freedom of religion. The Constitution says I should not be forced to pay for or participate in other people's religious ceremonies as well as not being forced to participate in or pay for any religion not of my choice.

It is well past the time that our elected government officials became acquainted with the laws of this country and began to obey them.

V. Diane Corbin