Be leery of demagogues

Why are we paying attention to the Christian Coalition's Ralph Reed at all? He is nothing more than Pat Robertson's shill.

The focus should be on Mr. Robertson, not Mr. Reed. Robertson built his power base from his presidential run in 1988. He has parlayed his tax-exempt ministry into a multimillion-dollar fortune and created a political machine with the ultimate goal of turning America into a Christian theocracy. Robertson has many views that can only be described as bizarre.

Do I have a problem with someone getting involved politically and expressing his views? No. But we should all be wary of narrow-minded demagogues.

Alan L. Light, Iowa City, Iowa

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