LETTERS: Don’t be silent

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign rally at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Presidential candidate, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said that laws prohibiting or limiting abortion rights are “against Christian faith.”

On the contrary, a stance against the shedding of innocent blood is a belief Christians hold dear.

The Senator continued, “If you are a person of the Christian faith, one of the tenets of our faith is free will.”

The dignity of the human person is rooted in the human person being endowed with a spiritual soul, with intellect and with free will by the Author of Life.

Because of free will, the human

person experiences both the joy that comes from good as well as struggles that come from evil.

Christians are to hate what is evil and to hold on to what is good. Denying the unborn child in the sanctuary of the mother’s womb life is an evil act.

Senator Gillibrand added, “One of the tenets of our democracy is that we have a separation of church and state, and under no circumstances are we supposed to be imposing our faith on other people.”

The cornerstone of Martin Luther King Jr.’s beliefs was his Christian faith. In dedicating his book Strength to Love, he wrote: “To my mother and father whose deep commitment to the Christian faith and unswerving devotion to its timeless principles have given me an inspiring example of the Strength to Love.”

The following are Martin Luther King Jr.’s quotes: “Christ furnished the spirit and motivation while Ghandi furnished the method.”

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Was Martin Luther King Jr. imposing his faith on other people?

Alberto L Almanza Harlingen