Opinion: Are right-wing evangelicals becoming a national problem?

Is right-wing, evangelical, fundamentalist religion becoming a national problem?

In those areas of America most heavily populated by self-described conservative or right-wing religious believers, we see more discrimination and exclusion than other areas of the country.

We also see a resistance to funding public education, especially science education, and a fierce determination to resist even common-sense efforts to reduce rampant gun violence.

We also see determined efforts to take mostly Old Testament discredited attitudes and punishments, and impose them through government laws on believers and non-believers alike.

While the Middle East and other areas internationally have seen a resurgence of extremist and fundamentalist Islam that harshly rejects non-believers, we in America seem to be going through a similar resurgence of right-wing religion that rejects anything that is different.

Fortunately, we have First Amendment freedom of and from religion, with an historic separation of church and state.

Yet all too often, the news is about fellow Americans who somehow strangely think their personal and parochial religious beliefs should become the law of the land for everyone.

It is really beginning to look like right-wing, evangelical, fundamentalist religion is becoming a national problem for America.

Mr. Greco is a Scottsdale resident.

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