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Reader Opinion: Freedom to believe

The use of the word "Islamophobe" to describe people who have an opinion about Muslims that may or may not be negative begs me to use the word "Christophobe" to describe those who use the former. I want to respect everyone's right to have their o...

The use of the word "Islamophobe" to describe people who have an opinion about Muslims that may or may not be negative begs me to use the word "Christophobe" to describe those who use the former. I want to respect everyone's right to have their opinions and speak it, as guaranteed by our First Amendment to our Constitution. And, I want them to respect mine.

If a school teacher teaches a course on Islam about the Quran and "Allah is the only God and Mohammed is his prophet," they need to also teach that this is something you don't have to believe, explaining our First Amendment allows freedom of speech and religion. Then they must teach the basic tenets of Christianity, that Jesus died for our sins and is "the way, the truth, and the life" as in the Bible, along with the fact that our First Amendment allows you to freely choose what you want to believe.

Is this happening?

J. Novotny

Motley

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