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Swan letter: Passing judgment on God's behalf

I would like to respond to the Sept. 18 letter from Tena Bengston. Apparently she has appointed herself the person responsible for passing judgment on behalf of God.

I would like to respond to the Sept. 18 letter from Tena Bengston. Apparently she has appointed herself the person responsible for passing judgment on behalf of God.

Does she really believe that God wants her to recklessly banish a Christian for not voting the way she deems is correct? Is she really saying that anyone who does not vote Republican is not worthy of God? Where does it say in the Bible that we, as citizens of the United States, can only vote Republican? She describes in her letter that "if you vote for the Democratic platform or are someone who votes for bills that are against the laws of God, you must not love Jesus." What a broad and inaccurate statement and how sad for this woman to be this narrow-minded, hateful and uneducated.

The United States of America is a democracy. Each individual citizen has the freedom to vote as he or she chooses to without the threat of religious persecution. Apparently in Bengston's world this freedom does not exist.

Brenda Swan

Fargo

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