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Rally Organizers Likened to Zealots

November 15, 1987

Regarding the story on "5th Quarter Rallies" (Southeast / Long Beach sections, Nov. 5), religious zealots have always tried to circumvent established separation of church and state laws and probably will continue to do so forever because they apparently believe that they have a moral obligation to disobey such laws. These fanatical groups would like to see a federal or state church established that would conform strictly to their beliefs.

The rallies themselves may seem innocent on the surface, but the evil of them lies in the fact that zealots always preach hatred of those who do not conform to their special religious philosophy.

HAROLD WEIR

Long Beach

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