Dear editor,

Once again the right-wing contingent of “hate Christians” has attacked an activity that has been going on for over half a century.  The attack is disguised as an attempt to separate church and state and is being led by the national organization of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The attack is against Tabernacle Baptist Church and its ministry to the recruits on FLW. 
I believe that Darrell Todd Maurina did a good job of reporting both the church’s position and that of FLW (July 24 Daily Guide). It won’t make much difference because the courts will be the ones that make the final decision. Maybe they will ban the church buses from using the government roads.
My disagreement is with the title of the article  and the use of “national critics.” It implies that the nation is against the busing of troops to the church. That is far from correct. In a poll conducted by NBC it was shown that 86 percent of Americans believe in God and a great majority of those claim to be Christians. 
Right wing extremist groups such as the Americans United for Separation of Church and State, along with the ACLU, want to remove the mention of Jesus Christ outside the closed doors of a church.  They disguise their actions behind the Constitution of the United States and religious violations of one’s civil rights and use liberal courts to promote their program. 
One of the presidential contenders has gone so far as to say that America is no longer a Christian nation and we need to become a part of the world community. That same person, along with the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and others, advocates the killing of unborn, yet alive, babies under the guise of a woman’s rights. 
I wonder what happened to the word “responsibility.”  State after state has voted to ban abortion only to be upbraided by the liberal courts. The candidate in question is concerned that if his opponent is elected, two possible conservative Supreme Court members could be appointed by him. That, of course, would result in a drastic change to the U.S. court system and maybe, just maybe, we could return to some semblance of responsibility. 
When the news broke over the genocide associated with Nazi Germany during World War II, the world gasped with anger. Yet many more millions of unborn children are exterminated throughout the world every year and no one says anything about it.
Most guilty of saying nothing is the “Christian” community. If we continue to keep our mouths shut then we have no complaint when the 14 percent override the 86 percent and Christianity is banned in America.

Dr. Paul Miller
Pastor, Mt. Gibson Baptist Church, Waynesville