In a prior letter I pointed out how ridiculous it was for columnist Thomas Sowell to compare President Obama to Jim Jones.
Now comes a column in the Jan. 7 Daily Republic by Bill O’Reilly in which he compares the state of Rhode Island to North Korea. In his comment Mr. O’Reilly states North Korea “does not permit the celebration of Christmas and anyone caught worshiping Jesus can be tortured or executed. Sounds like Rhode Island.”
By that statement, Mr. O’Reilly is saying that anyone in Rhode Island caught worshipping Jesus can be tortured or executed. To compare disputes in Rhode Island over whether state-sponsored events should include the Christian celebration of Christmas with the repression of religion in North Korea is ridiculous and Mr. O’Reilly should be ashamed of himself for doing so.