Letter to Editor: "Thomas Tells
Utilizing U.S. Constitution Contrasts Concerning Christ's Commands!”
For Pittsburgh Standard
This letter to the editor is in response to
Offered Evangelical Entitlement Wrongly With Birdsall’s Blessing!”
Ramesh C. Reddy
25, 12, 10:02 a.m.)
At the outset I wanted to mention that I
agree with you Ramesh that a high view of the authority of Scripture
would lead you to not
condone abortion and you would not equate a gay committed
relationship with a heterosexual marriage.
However, I also think there
is a difference between what the U.S. Constitution holds as important
and what the Scripture holds as important.
Of course, we
know that Christ's standards are higher than the U.S. constitution
and I believe there is no way we can make Christ's standard the same as
the U.S. Constitution. In fact even if try we will be merely doing
what the Pharisees did.
We as Christians hold to the
values of the Kingdom of God and these are values that come from a
So we as Christians should be focusing
all of our energy on sharing the Gospel and making place for God to
transform hearts rather than take the easy way out to make the world
a better place by legislating morality.
I believe that effort does not mean
much in God's eyes because the story of
the New Covenant is that the Old Covenant did not work and Christ
had to do a new thing to make people internalize what was written
externally on stone.
Having said that if we are going to view the
qualification for being the President of the United States as having
a high view of the authority of
the Bible, we have to hold everybody to the same standard.
I personally find it deeply unfair that Obama
is judged to have a low view of
Scripture because of his stand on abortion and gay marriage but
Romney gets a free pass when the fact is that as a Mormon bishop he
has a lower view of the Bible than Obama.
Mormons hold the Bible is flawed and has many mistakes
just as Muslims do and both Muslims and Mormons have their own
respective sacred scripture that they place above the Bible. I find
it deeply disturbing that many Republicans seem to be ignoring this
I also find it unfair that despite Obama's
many open very honest portrayals of his faith journey and even
starting a new tradition in the White House of having an Easter
Prayer breakfast many Christians and Republicans that I know of
continue to call him a Communist and a Muslim.
Something in me wants to speak out against
this unfairness even though I do not and will not endorse any
political party because
I believe that both parties do things that are totally against the
values of the Kingdom of God.
Sandeep Thomas' Letter to the Editor:
“Obama Overtly Utilizing U.S.
Constitution Crumbles Comparatively Concerning Christ's Commands!”
By Ramesh C. Reddy
(July 19, 2012)