Losing the right to say God (Letters, Jan. 10) deserves a reply. First, I found the December issue of the Phyllis Schlafly report online. A number of sentences in letter were lifted nearly word for word from this report. (Rand Paul would be proud.)
Second, there are five versions of the Gettysburg Address. For the Ken Burns documentary, President Barack Obama was asked to recite the Nicolay copy of the address the first draft of the speech, named after the White House staffer who preserved it. The words under God were not included in this version. Schlafly and the writer have distorted the details to fit their narrative.
Third, approximately 75 percent of Americans are Christians. In Congress, the percentage is higher. And all presidents, as well as presidential wannabes, end their speeches with a reference to God. The writers argument is simply not supported by the facts.
Finally, its not uncommon to see the letters WWJD What Would Jesus Do? That is likely a never-ending debate. However, its safe to say that resorting to straw-man arguments and smears are not things Jesus would do.
CHRISTOPHER C. DOLL