Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mother Teresa Was Too Religious to be Honored with a Stamp

It seems the U.S. Postal Service is planning to make a stamp with the image of Mother Teresa on its face. It honors her good work (and perhaps that she was a Nobel Peace Prize winner). But the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) was the stamp canceled (no pun intended).They claim it violates the so-called separation of church and state.

This seems odd and silly to me, especially considering that the FFRF did not protest stamps for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was a Baptist minister and founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. But FFRF says King was a civil rights leader who "happened" to be a reverend. From what I have read, I believe King would have taken offense at such a remark. His widow says he was very proud of the title Reverend, and actually preferred it to Doctor. If you listen to many of his speeches, you hear invocations of religion and often choruses of "Amen!" from those listening.

So are we to think that King was a man who did good works and happened to be a reverend, and in contrast that Teresa was a nun who happened to do good works?

Read a good discussion in the story below:,2933,584165,00.html?test=latestnews

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