Originally created 08/29/00

Lieberman's faith is no obstacle



Regarding Marie Jordan's letter about having an Orthodox Jew as a vice president: I am wondering if she is aware of the religious beliefs of past leaders.

Thomas Jefferson railed against traditional Christian beliefs, aligning himself most closely to the Unitarian Church. John F. Kennedy was a professed Catholic, a tradition which does not embrace the belief of the rapture.

As a Christian, I am thankful for the rich tradition of Judaism - the root of Christian faith. As an American, I am thankful for a party which is unafraid to represent the diversity within our nation. Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., certainly exhibits the qualities necessary to run the government. I think I'll leave the running of the afterlife to God.

Laurie Easterlin, Augusta