Douglas Taylor seems to declare that the First Amendment should be replaced with a Christian-only dialogue, void of any other freedom of speech except for what he declares as profitable and justifiable in his own eyes (April 27).
If anything, burning books in public should speak words about the extent to which he values the freedom of speech and freedom of press for others. Using prayer day, he disguises it as an attack on Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert, a great man who has led Lewiston to promise.
It seems rather sad that, wrapped up and draped in an American flag, the Rev. Taylor is not what he claims to be and bases it all on illusions.
Perhaps a line of note for Taylor, who rules his church with such an iron fist, comes from the Old Testament, Ecclesiastes 4:1, “So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold, the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressor there was power; but they had no comforter.”
If you attack and burn books that are considered fantasy and base it on selfish interests to sway public opinion, then you are an oppressor toward your own people.
Joseph Ziehm, Lewiston