Writer responds to criticism

 


To The Eagle:

It is my opinion that contemporary radical fundamentalist Christianity is evolving into a clear and present danger to our secular State and its democratic principles.

Those who think Socialism will be the undoing of this country are missing a big “ism” that slips in beneath their radar because it’s wrapped in religion. Its name is Christian Dominion ideology, and it has the power to eviscerate our democracy.

Dominionism is a central tenet of authoritarian Christian Nationalism, that the Christian god has tasked its zealots with taking over dominion of American society and transforming it into a theocracy, like those that rule Middle Eastern Islamic countries, where citizens are executed for ‘heresy’ and ‘impiety’ or for being born homosexual.

One should be able to express views on social issues without being slandered, accused of hate speech, or told by those who preach intolerance that I either need to bend my beliefs to their moral standards, or be silent when I’m in the public square.

JB Bouchard

Puget Island

 

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