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Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

I need to know really, exactly whose God letter writer Rudy Gagliardi is speaking of when he continues to rant “that homosexuality and abortion are sins against God” (“They both read the Bible,” Sept. 3).

• Is it the same God who said it was perfectly OK for Puritans to hang Quaker women for professing their own religion?

• Or maybe it's the same God under whose name more than 50,000 people were tortured and executed during the great witch hunt of the late Middle Ages because of a mistranslation of the Aramaic word for “poisoner” in Exodus 22:18.

• Or perhaps it was the God who smiled upon Abraham Lincoln's future attorney general, Edward Bates, when he bragged about selling a 5-year-old black slave boy.

This isn't my God. And Rudy Gagliardi's vision of a myopic, intolerant, baneful heavenly Father certainly isn't my God either.

Jim Harger

New Kensington

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