Letters from the Issue of April 20, 2006

"Rattlesnakes and cobras came out of their holes.

It is astonishing to me that these fundamentalist preachers, our American Taliban crusaders of intolerance and hatred, can't even seem to wrap their tiny minds around the most obvious truths preached by Jesus in the Bible. They search through asides and missives for proof that God hates gays, that women are inferior, that immigrants are inferior and unworthy of life in America, and that our foreign policy needs to be directed with an angry, unthinking rage instead of with an open heart and charitable soul.

I can only hope that they someday do truly feel the power and majesty of God's love and grace and know that this love is not for them and their followers alone but for all mankind, regardless of color, sex or sexuality, wealth or poverty. We come into this world alone and with nothing, and leave it the same way. It is how we choose to live our lives in the meantime that shows our true faith.

Errol Portman
Miami

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