Equality was not a principle this country was founded on, or did the writer of "No need for tolerance classes" (letter, May 6) conveniently forget that they kept slavery?

Calling someone close-minded and admonishing them for not being accepting of a lifestyle they disagree with is, well, being close-minded. Just because someone doesn’t agree with something you do doesn’t mean they are close-minded. It means they have differing opinions and, if you don’t like it, tough. The letter writer, and the others like him, can not force their opinions and beliefs on everyone else (just like the letter claims they are trying to do).

I would like to make sure that readers understand "separation of church and state" is not in the U.S. Constitution, or anywhere in any law. It was in a letter President Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Association, clarifying the establishment clause of the First Amendment.

That’s it. There is no "separation." It’s nothing more than a figment of the left’s imagination.

Also, on the other side, this nation was not founded as a Christian nation, it was a nation founded on, among other things, Christian principles. Our Founding Fathers used these principles as a base for some of our laws.

Sgt. Erik D. MangoKabul

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