Letter: Loss of religion among leaders troubling

Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

To the Editor:

I am writing in response to the article, “Americans losing their religious leaders,” by Bill O’Reilly, printed in the Saturday/Sunday June 22-23 edition.

First let me say I enjoyed the article. I found it well written and informative.

I also found it quite sadly true to a point. It is very sad when a state’s official (in this case Gov. Rick Perry of Texas) feels he/she must sign a law that “allows anyone to say the greeting “merry Christmas.”

O’Reilly continues by giving examples of how Americans are “losing their religious leaders.” He honestly gives the example from the Roman Catholic Church and the “priest scandals.”

This too is very sad. But the reality is, these types of “scandals” probably occur in many of types of churches as well.

What, you may ask, is my point? My point is that the main problem is not that Americans are “losing their religious leaders.” It’s that the leaders of America may not have relationships with Jesus Christ. There is a significant difference between being “religious” and having a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Lisken Sherman

DeKalb

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