In response to Rep. Greg DeVries’ view in the Jan. 15 edition of The Monitor (“Show me a finer code of ethics than Christianity”), I have a different view.

The Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials, to name a few, were all carried out under the banner of Christianity, and none were ethical let alone under a “finer code” of ethics. They were not right, tolerant or liberal. These “Christian movements” were cruel, murderous and unjust.

Last time I checked, Mr. Representative, the United States of America was still a nation of separation between Church and State. - Marlyn Atkins, Clancy

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