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Letter: Stop using Christianity as an oppressive force

Stop using Christianity as an oppressive force

Kathleen Parker’s May 17 column urging us to “Stop viewing Christianity as an oppressive force” has but one answer: “Stop the right from using it as one.”

Evangelicals and Catholics have aligned with Republicans on abortion while ignoring the things Christ actually said. Check out the book of Matthew; most of the values there are not conservative.

It’s hard to take Hobby Lobby’s faith seriously when it proclaims it is against abortion and 75 percent of its inventory is made in China, which has a two-child maximum per family. Chinese women who get pregnant after two get an abortion, whether they want one or not. Where does it say in the Bible, “thou shalt be against abortion unless it cuts into thy bottom line?”

And why do the Little Sisters of the Poor get a pass on a medical thing they don’t agree with? That’s an interesting little precedent.

As far as viewing Christianity as a “backward, oppressive force,” that happened when evangelicals sold their souls to the Republican Party. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)

Larry Schultz

Springville