Letter to the editor of the Bristol Herald Courier in response to this article:
To the Editor,
"No service for sinners!" I think I may be in trouble. Based on an article I read in the paper regarding religious freedom legislation in Virginia, I'm left to assume that because I'm on my second marriage, and lived with my current wife before we were wed, and I have homosexual friends, and I work on Sunday, and I cuss, and I've done a good handful of other unbiblical acts that I'd rather not share here, I'm left to assume that one by one businesses, churches, and maybe even some government agencies may just shut the door on me. Still good enough to pay taxes though. That's one thing they'll gladly let us sinners do. Republicans love to count that money!
It's a good thing that Jesus ate with sinners, and stated that he's come to call the sinners, not the righteous. Because when all this is said and done, Jesus may be the only one left that will hold the door open for me. I wonder what it's like to be like VA Delegate Todd Gilbert, Mike Huckabee, and the others, and be perfect and without sin? Surely they must be perfect, because why would they support legislation that would deny sinners the privileges of society? Otherwise wouldn't that be like shooting yourself in the foot?
If being a Christian means spending eternity with these people, then I'll pass. But I suppose I've got nothing to worry about, because it seems only perfect people can call their selves Christians these days. Seems contrary to what I read in my bible, but maybe they've printed a revised one on that I'm unaware of. Still I wonder, why does it seem religious freedom only applies to Christians? Well, perhaps the answer is that only perfection is entitled to freedom. What a shame.
(name withheld from internet post)
Last time I wrote something along these lines that waited and ran it on a Sunday. He're hoping this letter will also find favor with the editor.