Re "Faith 'War' Rages in U.S., Judge Says," April 26: California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown may claim that "these are perilous times for people of faith." She may even delude herself into thinking that our goal as secularists is to stamp out her faith. But surely even she must recognize that the times are just as perilous for those of us who do not subscribe to hard-line Christianity. At every turn, we are demonized as the enemies of all believers, simply because we do not want their narrow-minded doctrine forced onto the rest of us.
The main difference between myself and Brown is this: When I get up in the morning, I couldn't care less about her faith; when she gets up, she is hellbent on making me obey that faith. This is a dangerous attitude for a person of such authority.
R. McKay Stangler
Re "Battle Over Benches Spills Across Pews," April 25: All of the churches that broadcast Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's "commentary" on Sunday are engaging in partisan politics and should lose their tax-exempt status immediately. How many churches will broadcast a Democratic rebuttal?
For all this complaining from the right regarding the "liberal media," perhaps the rest of us should start complaining about the conservative takeover of Christianity, which is far more influential than the media.