To The Daily Sun,
I see Steve Earle is back with half-baked facts again. Methinks Mr. Earle may have a reading comprehension problem because his letter rebuts something I did not say. I will quote one part of Mr. Earle's letter that shows Mr Earle's misrepresentation and misquoting of what I wrote.
He says, "Finally he ends up telling readers that the anti-slavery abolitionist movement was inspired largely by secularists." Nope, I didn't claim that at all. I wrote, "Again, Mr. Earle doesn't tell the whole story about slavery. While Christian humanists and secularists opposed slavery, slavery-supporting Christians were quick to defend their position with the Bible because the Bible legitimizes and regulates slavery in Leviticus and Exodus."
As you can see, Mr. Earle deliberately left out that I said "Christian humanists" were against slavery with the secularists.
Today, the same alliance of Christian humanists and secularists still exists. Christian humanists support marriage equality with secularists. Christian humanists support reproductive rights with secularists. Christian humanists support the separation of church and state with the secularists. Christian humanists oppose food stamp cuts with the secularists.
Secularists and religious humanists will continue as allies against the myopia of conservatives and we will continue to win all the culture war battles, two steps forward, one step backward, two steps forward. We always win.
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