In response to Virgil Ullom's Oct. 22 letter, "God’s ways are best now and forever," the belief you hold in God may satisfy your own life. This is understandable, but to have a belief forced on others impedes their freedom of religion (or lack thereof).
To say that abortion, same-sex marriage, illicit sex is wrong for everyone else prevents a world of freedom.
As Yuval Noah Harari states, “A truly unnatural behavior, one that goes against the laws of nature, simply cannot exist, so it would need no prohibition.” Nothing is unnatural, but if it’s your upbringing that inhibits you to see that, it’s your protocol to change that. Those non-Christians have as much as a right as you have.
Is your faith solely dependent on God’s text and any deviation is wrong? It appears to me that this belief has not been explored. You state that Christians are being shouted down and silenced to belief in God-given rights but have you considered the negation of that?
Silencing the non-Christian because you assume your belief is absolute, to reject this is to assume your own infallibility. To limit the opinions of others is a threat to democracy. By the same token, you imply a land of freedom, but you present evidence that states otherwise.
Aaron Dure, Poinciana