The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

June 13, 2014

Freedom of religion


Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — To the editor:

Texas Constitution and the YMCA

Texas Consitution

Article 1. Section 6

Sec. 6.  Freedom of Worship. All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences. No man shall be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent.

No human authority ought, in any case whatever, to control or interfere with the rights of conscience in matters of religion, and no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious society or mode of worship.

From the YMCA Website:

Our Mission

The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Also from the YMCA Website:

Join us at the Visionary Conference with Rob Rienow, May 2-3, 2014

Details are provided through a link from the YMCA website:

Rob Rienow, author, pastor, husband and dad, will be with us May 2 - 3 to lead a Visionary Family Conference for our church and community.

Visionary Family Ministries (www.visionaryfam.com) exists to build the church of Jesus Christ...

From Andy Bench, YMCA Board chairman, as quoted in the Greenville Herald-Banner, June 4, 2011:

Bench said he was enthusiastic about being a part of the project, which was also designed to continue the traditional values of the Young Men’s Christian Association.

“I think the C is the most important part of the YMCA, the Christian part,” Bench said. “I grew up in the YMCA.”

See more at: http://www.heraldbanner.com/local/x1697310329/YMCA-launches-fundraising-campaign?mobRedir=false#sthash.2PalW5iP.dpuf

Ron Rogers

Greenville