Letter to the Editor

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 02, 2010 7:30 AM

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No bigotry here

By sheer accident, I ended up attending the event at the IMU last week with guest speaker Lt. Dan Choi. I thought that it might be interesting to hear the comments of a war veteran and his opinions about the U.S. government’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

While I found Choi to be a good communicator, he barely spoke about the law and spent much of the time cherry-picking Scripture to justify his lifestyle. As a Christian, which I think he implied he was one, he will need to look at the entire Bible, not just the easy sayings. Choi will have to re-examine Romans Chapter 1, among others.

As Mark Twain once said, “It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.” I think the Scripture is pretty clear on this one. So just because we might disagree on this point, doesn’t make either of us a bigot. Contrary to what Choi stated.

Jeff Shanks
North Liberty resident

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