Robertson on point

Published 11:00 pm Saturday, October 13, 2012

I enjoyed Rick Robertson’s recent letter on the separation of church and state. I don’t know all I need to about politics, but I know I’m tired of hearing that religion and politics don’t go together.

America was built around God and Christian morals and values. For the first almost 200 years of America’s history, pastors were free to speak from the pulpit with great boldness about moral and social issues and candidates running for office. As Mr. Robertson stated, there is no mention of separation of church and state” in the Constitution. That notion was shoved down our throats with the enactment of the Johnson Amendment in 1954, named for then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson

The Johnson Amendment is regulated by the IRS and is one more government tactic used to silence the voice of the church and shut God out. Not only is it unjust, it is unconstitutional

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It’s time for Americans to ask for the repeal of the Johnson Amendment and reform of the IRS.

Remember to vote on Nov. 6, but don’t make the same mistake that’s been made for so long. Don’t just push buttons. We have enough immoral, dishonest people in positions of authority around the country already.

Make sure you know the candidates you’re voting for. Vote for God-fearing candidates, those who will be dedicated to getting our country turned around and headed in the right direction.

Betty Stout