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Letter writer speaks out, earns respect

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

This is in response to Charles Becker’s letter [“Writer expected bitter hostility,” The Reader’s Voice, Nov. 16]. We have read him for years, and Charles, we respect you for your pen and writing and speaking your mind. That is called freedom of speech.

I [Sheryl] couldn’t find your phone number, so we are contacting you here. I don’t blame you for having an unlisted number or cell phone. You see, we happen to agree with your opinions. Jesus said, “You will have those against you when you stand for me.”

My experience from having my name printed was to be helped by a gentleman at County Market when trying to get heavy litter into my car.

I introduced myself, and he said, “Oh, you’re from the other side. I would not have helped you if I had known who you were.”


I said, “Sir, we are all Americans, are we not? Thank you for helping me, and have a good day.”

Standing for truth means you will not be liked. God knows our heart, and most people know our opinions, and like it or not, this is still America until they repeal the First Amendment.

God bless you, Charles, and keep up the good work.

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