What the hell?' 

Regarding Greg Horton's July 14 story (News, "Preaching to the choir," Oklahoma Gazette):

Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ's mission statement: "To educate our pastors, legislators, educators, students and all citizens as to the truth about America's Christian Heritage and the role of fundamental, Biblical Christianity in the establishment and function of our legal, legislative and educational systems; and to work toward the successful re-establishment of these values in our society today."

Can anyone still possessing a functioning cerebral cortex please, for the love of God, explain what the hell this is supposed to mean? Just a sampling of biblical values: "If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl's father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives" (Deuteronomy 22:28-29). "The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open" (Hosea 13:16). "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads" (Leviticus 20:13).

"John A. Murphy
Edmond

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