To The Daily Sun,
Thank you, Kari Stephens, of Hampton, for your letter to The Daily Sun of June 2. I say "thank you" because your letter speaks, no, shouts, no, SCREAMS! volumes about, and illustrates more than anything else could, the moral depravity our culture has sunk to. There are several adjectives that would describe the perverted thinking that has infected people who, like you, disregard the negative effects that exhibitionism, and other open and immoral behavior has on children, not to mention perverted and deviant, and socially backward men, who crave the titillation that seeing topless women in public creates.
This is NOT a civil rights issue! This is an issue of selfish people seeking self-gratifying attention, and unfortunately but apparently, this must be the only way you can get it. Low morals and intellectual depravity is not something most people openly boast about. I've got a question. Why don't you lobby for total nudity on Main Street; why stop at just toplessness?
Please consider this analogy as an illustration: What would happen if a bank were to let it be known that they never lock their doors, not at night, not on weekends, not holidays, not ever! There would be some, certainly not many, certainly not all, but some, even normally law-abiding people, who would be tempted to walk in and take whatever they could steal and carry it out. It would certainly be easier and much less expensive for the bank not to have guards or bank vaults, that's for sure. Wouldn't it be as if the bank was just asking to be robbed? What bank manager in his right mind would run his bank this way?
It is sinful and unlawful to steal money from a bank. But it is also sinful to deliberately create conditions designed to tempt and entice people into doing something they know is wrong. Human beings have sought, since the beginning of time, to take beautiful things created by God, and turn them into something ugly for their own purposes. God created sex for marriage, for spouses to show their love and adoration for each other, and procreation. But pimps, sex-slaves, pornographers, strippers and exhibitionists all seek to cheapen what God created, and use them, not for His purposes, but for their own selfishness, pleasure, and greed.
One day we will all have to explain and justify our actions and our motives, and give reasons why we didn't care about anybody else, and our lack of concern for the harm our actions did to others. Make no mistake — we will all be held accountable for our choices.
While I still have the floor, please allow me to comment briefly on another "masterpiece" of a letter that appeared today from Jimmie V. He once again reveals his expertise (he is so smart, don't you think) on religion and the Constitution. He claims the U.S. Constitution "... never mentions God, Jesus, Christianity, or the Bible." And that's because, he says, the Founding Framers wanted to separate themselves from the Church of England. He perpetuates the popular, but utterly false notion that the Framers wanted to sever any attachment to the Christian religion. Which, of course, is a monstrous lie and an erroneous perversion of historical fact.
The Founding Framers had earlier experienced and endured the British rule of forcing the Anglican Church as the state religion of the 13 colonies, which was a carry-over of the state religion in England, and wanted to prevent it from happening again. And the fact is that "Freedom of Religion" did not mean all the world religions, but rather that no particular division of Christian belief ought be established in preference to any other Christian belief. It is a matter of intellectual honesty, for example, that Islam is NOT compatible with the U.S. Constitution. The Framers knew that then, and most of us know it now. And prior to the 1960's everyone knew it!
And consider that the actual wording from Article 1, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution says, "If any bill shall not be returned by the president [for signing] within 10 days (Sundays excepted)..." it shall become law. Did you catch that, Jimmie? Sundays excepted! Why is that, you ask? Sunday, the first day of the week, is the day of the week that Christians of the church of the Bible assemble and worship. If the use of the word "religion" had meant Jews, it would have said "Saturdays excepted." If it was for Muslims, it would have said... all together now... "Fridays excepted." But it says, "Sundays excepted," proving conclusively that America was a Christian nation in its orientation, and that the Founding Framers themselves shared the Christian worldview, and desired that to be reflected in the U.S. Constitution.
And finally, the Founding Framers chose to use a dating method that reflected the worldview they all shared. The "signers" affixed their names to a document that read, "...in the year of our Lord..." Their reference to "...our Lord" does not refer to "Allah, Buddha, Muhammad, the gods of Hindus, or even to God the Father, God of Creation, God of the Bible. It is an explicit reference to Jesus Christ.
You know something, Jimmie, if all this is true, according to people like you, the ACLU, retired academic professors, and atheists, the U.S. Constitution is...UNCONSTITUTIONAL! How 'bout that...