Dear Editor (of the Times Ledger):
A member of the House of Representatives who voted against House Resolution 847 about the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith is logically a prototype of what an anti-Christian is and its potential threat to the security of approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the United States. America was founded by Christians.
The House resolution passed on Dec. 10, 2007 with 372 voting "Yes" and nine voting "No." U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) from the 5th Congressional District of New York is one of the nine Democrats who voted against the Resolution, arrogantly challenging Christians to "light a candle" for his soul. Congressman Ackerman therefore betrays himself to be a strong modern-day persecutor of Christians in the United States.
These are the things Democratic Rep. Ackerman rejected: "That the House of Representatives-
1 recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;
2 expresses continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide;
3 acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith;
4 acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization;
5 rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide; and
6 expresses its deepest respect to American Christians throughout the world."
It is high time to separate the "goats" from the "sheep" in the halls of the American capitol. And Gary Ackerman is such a congressional "goat." I call on all American Christians to deny Mr. Ackerman and his fellow anti-Christian colleagues in Congress the power to participate in law-making in the coming 2008 congressional elections by voting them out of office with a resounding thud.
Gonzalo "Jun" Policarpio