Thomas is not a bigot


Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 12, 2004 at 10:56 p.m.

Horance C. Davis, Jr. (Jan. 6), lambastes a column by Cal Thomas for "defaming religious beliefs in America," calling it a "harmful and vindictive attack on American beliefs," and summing up that "Thomas is less a columnist than a religious bigot." Davis then faults the "Sun's editors for printing such tripe."

It would be interesting for Davis to defend The Sun's editors for printing his Speaking Out column on September 6 and their carrying his name daily on the editorial page as a Pulitzer Prize winner.

In his column Davis said that he does not believe God handed down the 10 Commandments, but that their beginnings "were shaped over time by some good-hearted fellows over a campfire and drawing symbols in the sand." He also questioned the Bible's claim of the miraculous parting of the Red Sea and wondered if it was simply low tide. He also conjectured that the burning bush Moses witnessed was caused by a lightning strike.

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