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Re: “Speaking of religion: Pagans stir a fuss in Beebe

And for the record, I have often lamented the nation's many attacks on the Christian faith simply because it IS the christian faith as well. What people think and believe in their personal journey to their higher power, God or heaven is their business until they start shoving it down other's throats. It's understandable how persecuted religions start to band together and identify outsiders as threats in a country where litigation rules, but to utilize the same tactics that caused one's own religion loss and pain to control another is not the answer.

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Posted by Vandra Morgan on 06/17/2014 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Speaking of religion: Pagans stir a fuss in Beebe

At it's core Vanessa I believe it is about a misuse of power and distortion of the law of the land. It doesn't say "freedom of religion if you are Christian" does it? I live in Beebe and had not heard a peep about this but I attend church in Little Rock and I doubt they've been telling anyone non-church related about it because that wouldn't work nearly as well as clandestine bullying seems to. I think most decent people would agree that the positive outcome here would be to live and let live, give them the right to open their store and you have the right not to shop there. You have the right to ask your congregation not to shop there but you do not have the right to ask your law enforcement agents or congregation to bully, intimidate or threaten legal proceedings for an action that broke no law and a business that pays taxes like any other. If we learned anything from these tactics in the past, it's that prohibition doesn't work for long and censorship as a means of leadership leads to unrest and riots. The alderman and city council are there to protect the interests of this town and ALL of its inhabitants. The monies they risk for personal agendas should come from their own pockets, not the same coffers we pay taxes for schools, roads, our all too few sidewalks and never-ending water projects. Doing the right thing is pretty easy to see, but it means having to live with divergent ideologies and that not everyone's path to God is through one church. Jesus himself would condemn these actions as unjust and not in keeping with love thy enemy and be thy brother's keeper. It's unlikely that anyone inside the argument will be the one to fix it, it's going to take outside adjudication or it's simply an immovable point of view which is unchanged by arguments that do not support it's own, apparently fearful, beliefs. If I were you guys, I'd involve the ACLU or national news channels otherwise nothing is going to change.

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Posted by Vandra Morgan on 06/17/2014 at 1:56 PM

 

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