Why are you making this into an "Us vs. Them" situation? The Crusades were fought many long years ago, and they weren't pretty. In this country, which runs on the notion of separation of church and state, you are free to practice your religion, and those of us who disagree with you are free to live according to our moral and spiritual code as long as we don't infringe upon the rights of others.
I am somewhat disturbed by your "obligation to champion" and your invitation to Patrick Caneday to "pick up your spiritual armor and join us in the war."
I am not "at war" with you, as long as you do not try to force your beliefs on me and make me live under your, or as you would say, Christ's laws. Isn't that what the Taliban is trying to do?
Had enough of reverend's opinions
My morning routine never varies. I plug in the coffee maker, slip a bagel into the toaster and bring in the morning newspaper from my driveway. A perfect, sunny California morning. It doesn't get any better than this.
I can hardly wait to get to the Glendale News-Press, and then I see it. A very long letter signed by the Rev. Bryan Griem ("So-called Christians should read manual," Aug. 24), so filled with brimstone that I can actually smell smoke. My coffee goes cold. The bagel suddenly goes limp. Just another hateful, hurtful, disturbing, homophobic rant from the sinister minister Rev. Bryan Griem of Montrose.
However, this morning I find out I will not be going to heaven. At least not the heaven the good Rev. Griem envisions for himself and his flock. Rest assured dear reverend, I am relieved to hear this news. It would be like sharing my heavenly cloud with the likes of Jerry Fallwell and Anita Bryant.
Your letters grow tiresome, Rev. Griem, like chains around my feet, not to mention the hearts of the millions you find so unworthy.
Perhaps it is time for the Glendale News-Press to reevaluate and reconsider using the commentaries of the Rev. Bryan Griem.