Kathleen Parker, one of the few conservative pundits I admire, laments in her May 14 column about the harsh criticism that conservative evangelical Christians and Catholics receive for practicing their beliefs.
They attract this critique when they insert themselves with sacred gusto into politics to impose their Judeo-Christian biblical values — particularly misogyny and bigotry against gays — on the rest of the populous.
I am sure Ms. Parker knows that initially, in early New England, the separation of church and state was meant to keep the government out of the way of the dominant Christian sect as it imposed its beliefs on the minority Christian sects! It morphed into today’s freedom from religion. Thank goodness!
Lastly, it seems a tad hypocritical when most Christians, including some Catholics I know, use contraception regularly while Ms. Parker is asserting that Hobby Lobby’s “fight (is) not to fund insurance covering contraception that destroys embryos.” It sounds noble in print! Don’t you think?
Rasheed Mirza, Madera