Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Amarillo Globe-News of Amarillo, Texas, known as “The Yellow Rose of Texas” because the city takes its name from the Spanish word for yellow. It’s titled Look to God for defense not lawyers. The newspaper doesn’t have a comments feature.
Unless the letter-writer is a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name — but today we think we’ve got a preacher — Arlin Smith. After Googling around, we’re pretty sure he and his wife preach on weekends, but we can’t find any website for their church — if they have one. We’ll give you a few excerpts from rev’s letter, enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
Increases in technology go on continuously. It is happening as scientists apply the natural laws of the earth and its universe.
Okay. No problem so far. Then the rev says:
There is no natural law in the theory of evolution. Therefore — through it — there would be no earth and all that is within the earth.
Stunning, isn’t it? After that he tells us:
Things that often happen on the earth can be described as good and evil. How an event is labeled good or evil is done in the Bible. The first two humans were the man, Adam, and the woman, Eve. Eve decided she would take the opportunity to decide for herself whether something was good or evil.
Ah yes, Adam & Eve. The rev continues:
For years now, liberal women of America have chosen to label things good or evil. One of the first, and most obvious, is the sex of a person. When they decide a person is male but has a body with the parts and functions of a female, and someone does not accept the label of a man for this person, this person is declared evil.
Liberal women are responsible! Let’s read on:
God is absolute and he has made everything through his absolutes. To rebel against his way of doing things is sin. The wages of sin is death. … Eve has birthed us all with a sinful nature. We naturally rebel against God.
Eve, how could you have done this to us? After some more bible stuff, the rev’s letter ends with this:
We have been told America is no longer a Christian nation. The effort to eliminate the public exercise of Christianity is underway. We must defend our rights by openly expressing our Christian experience — whatever this brings. But depend on God for defense — not lawyers. Their continual fees can crush you.
So there you are. The rev doesn’t like evolution, liberal women, or lawyers. And neither should you, dear reader.
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