(Publisher’s note: I am a Fundamentalist, but in this context, in that I am limited in the amount of words, I am happy to bear offense for the Cross of Christ with our Evangelical brethren.)
Cartoon Caption: “We Southern Evangelicals simply Believe that the world is better off when the Law Reinforces our Religious Beliefs…
Muslim Hooded Terrorist – Holding a bloody knife says – “Ditto.” He also has a suicide bomb pack around his belly with the words, “ISIS” printed on it.
Mr. Matt Reed
Dear Mr. Reed
Marlette is off target in his cartoon (4-3-16) when he refers to the “law” reinforcing the “religious beliefs” of “Southern Evangelicals.” All Evangelicals, regardless of geography, are only interested, as our founding fathers such as the first six Presidents, and all civilized people through the centuries, that “the law” (Ten Commandments) be upheld by “the law” (The State), which is the moral code as represented in the second table of the Commandments, not the doctrinal code which was represented in the first table of the Ten Commandments. The first was man’s duty toward God, the other was his duty toward man, such as murder, lying, stealing, adultery which also includes the setting of definitions, as to the meaning of the sexes, and the family. The First Amendment was dealing with “religion” in a doctrinal, not moral sense. In other words there was to be no State Religion or doctrine such as Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, etc. To have no moral code would be moral anarchy which we are on the verge of now, which will result in the total collapse of our nation which has happened to great civilizations in the past.
Now if the State does not enforce the moral code, nothing would be left but vigilantism and then the final break down of all law and order, which is anarchy. Some of us believe that this is where the enemies of America are hoping to lead us, if this is true, possibly likening a large segment of our religious community to Muslim extremists with a bloody knife, which could be nothing farther from the truth, would be a good place to start.
Rev. Greg J. Dixon
Assoc. National Chairman
Greg J. Dixon, D.D.
199 Cleveland Way
Rockledge, Florida 32955