This is a letter about a topic that some people have been fussing over. While discussion is always good. I have not been able to put my finger on exactly WHY certain viewpoints have been bugging me. Jim nails it.
Citizenship (in this country) is all about being the best most honest person you can be. Supporting those that you may disagree with, with the understanding that when your back is up against the wall, someone will support you.
Thats it. Forget about the history of anyone's religion. All you need to worry about is being there for your fellow citizens (voting, serving in the armed forces, teaching, volunteering, etc.) and the MINUTE you start griping about how group x is more special and you can't support them because they are whiny butts is the MINUTE you lose all credibility of your citizenship.
This country is a group effort. Deal with it.