As proud members of the High Street Congregational Church, which Diane Rines refers to (letter, March 1) as the “liberal church” of Stephen Carnahan’s, we not only agree with Pastor Carnahan’s point that the Sun Journal and the general public cannot lump all Christians into one group when it comes to opinions about women’s reproductive rights, but would like to point out that perhaps Rines misses the point of the controversy.
The federal government is not forcing anyone employed by the Catholic Church or other religious organizations to act against their beliefs. It is mandating that the insurance companies of all organizations give women choices about their reproductive health that supports their religious and/or health needs.
It sounds like religious freedom is supported by that mandate, and that seems like the “Christian” thing to do, but we are sure there are other Christians who disagree and that is OK.
Sharon and Denis Bergeron, Auburn