September 8, 2015.
To the Editor of the Shreveport Times:
I am not sure how much thought goes into which thinking pieces go in which editions, but you sure — in my view — got all three connected in the Tuesday issue.
I have no fear of being called a racist. Like members of any minority, I see problems before the average person does. And I do not decide how to view issues based on what some TV or newspaper thinker says.
So it is not fun for me to say I agree with the thinking of Cal Thomas — I usually disagree with him — when he warns Europe that they will be harmed by having so many immigrants. As a homosexual, the first thought (as I hear some of the immigrants are shouting Islamist slogans) is how they will affect my issues — Muslims kill homosexuals, and when they outnumber current residents of those nations they will impose Sharia law. (Also, since branches of Islam also are killing each other, will they leave that habit behind when they become citizens of European nations?)
Then I obviously disagree with the unAmerican/unChristian thinking of Sarah Hudson Pierce — who seems to think her version of the Bible is right and the views of others are wrong. Sort of like the people who attacked Jesus — the Pharisees and Sadducees — for violating the “rules.” The “connection” is that she will not be happy when there is a majority of Muslims in this area and her religious rules are replaced by Islamic rules. So much for understanding why most good Americans promote separation of church and state. (It is “interesting” that she would be happy under Islam, since that religion hates LGBT people too — but then it hates everyone who is not Muslim, or the “correct” form of Islam.)
As to Rick Jensen, who seems to think the world is bad because of Obama, I do wonder where he was when Bush led us into Iraq. But it is irrelevant, since he needs to read Cal Thomas. It is irrelevant what we do in the Middle East — if we are going to have all the unhappy Muslims, of different persuasions — Shia, Sunni, etc. — move to our land and take over.
It may not be simple, but Americans who care must think, not fall for slogans and just oppose any idea because it comes from someone or some group they hate. We are not in a game. It does matter after the game between LSU and Tulane, what happens to the state and nation. Be loyal to your school, but do seek knowledge even if it comes from Tulane and not LSU, etc.