Letters to the Editor

Intolerance abounds

Nicholas Kristof’s July 14 Commentary, “Religious freedom in peril around the world,” should have been titled, “Religious intolerance of other religions still alive and well around the world.”

Religions by their very nature seek to convert others to their way of thinking.

If proselytizing doesn’t work, then they want laws passed to coerce people into believing as they do. Religious governments seem to be the most intolerant.

With the United States being a melting pot of peoples and religions, we need to guard against religion creeping into our government. When we mix in public, we need to leave our religions at home. I want freedom from religion.