To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Dear Presidential Candidates …



Sharon MartinAn open letter to the 2016 presidential candidates:

There is a difference between a Christian nation and a nation where one can freely practice ones Christian faith without fear of reprisal. Learn the difference. Only one is allowed by the Constitution of the United States.

If you get to thinking you’d like to change this, remember, not everyone believes as you do. It might not be your brand of Christianity that the theocrats decide is legal to practice.

For those of you who think this can’t happen, remember the daughters of Henry VIII. Mary burned Protestant clerics at the stake to save their souls. Her sister, Elizabeth, took care of the Catholics … and their property.

To abridge the religious freedom of any citizen of the United States is unconstitutional. Those who seek to do away with constitutional protections are traitors. If you can’t win your party’s nomination without the backing of this poisonous crowd, maybe you shouldn’t be president.

Sharon Martin lives in Oilton, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.