Letter to the editor: It’s about freedom – religious freedom

Published 2:07 pm Monday, September 6, 2021

To the editor:

It’s not about masks- it’s about freedom – specifically religious freedom. And something evil is afoot in our country. It is so in your face and felt everywhere that if you can’t see it after 18 months then I don’t think you ever will.

We do not need nor want to apply for what is already God-given, understood, and protected under our Bill of Rights. Our bodies, our souls, especially that of our children do not belong to us but to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They are a gift from him, a temporary assignment in the speck of eternity, and must be protected.

Therefore, we can not give to “Caesar” what is “Caesar’s” because it is not ours to give in the first place. If the year 1938 does not ring a bell, then please go back and look at what was happening in the world during that time. 1938 was not the infamous atrocities of the third Reich and Hitler. It was the prep work period. It was the time before the nightmare, when the foundation was being laid, with fear as it’s mortar, to destroy the freedom, businesses and lives of millions of people. Everything happening today to the American people, to the US Constitution, to freedom across the world, it is all in peril, and particularly to unvaccinated Americans, it reminds me of 1938. People in our state and in this county are being forced out of their jobs because they refuse to put an unknown substance and countless boosters into their body.

In other states people are being asked to present the equivalent of a vaccine passport in order to shop, eat, and ride public transportation. Do I even need to mention the madness in Australia right now? Some of you might not know about Australia. But you sure know about Afghanistan.

Bottom line, all of this is utterly wrong, downright evil, and we’ve seen it repeated over and over again throughout history. This is only the beginning. It gets much worse from here if we don’t stop it now. This is not paranoia nor is it a call to arms but a call to pray for wisdom and discernment in order to do the right thing by God’s standard, not by man’s. To me, every time I get down on my knees and do this, the only thing that comes to mind is stop everything, simply go back to normal, and live a life pre-COVID madness.

Be bold, be loving, have courage, be joyful, and always trust in Jesus.

Matthew Johnson