Here's my WND for this weekend entitled How to Bring Down a Republic.
Predictably I heard from Robert, my "favorite liberal reader" as I call him, as follows. True to form, he introduced endless accusations on subjects I never, ever brought up in the column:
Sorry, Patrice, I couldn't disagree more with you more. The problem in America is not that Christians are being "persecuted " – they aren't! The problem is that America is too close to becoming a Christian theocracy – a totalitarian Christian police state which would not be much better than the Islamic theocracies of the middle east.
You have to realize that America is a highly diverse nation religiously. There are millions of people who are Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and who knows how many other faiths. And there are now more ATHEISTS in America than there were people at the time of our founding, and many agnostics, of whom I am one. What about THEIR rights? We need freedom FROM religion more than we need freedom of religion. We're all in it together, and we've got to repsect each other's religious beliefs, or lack of them.
You don't have to be religous to be a good person, and being a Christian is absolutely no guarantee of being a good person.
We secular people aren't opposed to people being Christians per se; we just don't want Christianity or any other religion shoved down our throats. We don't want narrow-minded, intolerant & self-righteous Christians, of whom there are too many here, trying to interfere with our private lives or violating our rights.
The founding fathers are turning in their graves today because of the horrible people in the religious right. Most Christians are nowhere near this extreme, and they are not the problem. But the Christian Taliban is much more dangerous to America than Muslims, because it operates right in our own back yard.