- - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

“A speech code for the pulpit?” (Commentary, Aug. 18) describes an awfully small-thinking group. It seems the Freedom From Religion Foundation could make better use of its time by urging the United Nations to have a speech code containing the Ten Commandments of God for leaders of member countries to observe and promote among their citizens.

Observing the Commandments pastors teach (e.g., “Thou shalt not kill,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”) would do away with so many of the current horrors of the day. It would mean no more attempts to blow up airplanes (and thus no more Transportation Security Administration agents at airports), no more women and children having to flee to the tops of mountains, be defiled, killed or sold into slavery, no more schoolgirls being kidnapped from classrooms, no more abortions and no more malicious falsehoods.

Such observance would provide the kind of peace and freedom the world yearns for.

TOME PIERPOINT

Woodbridge, Va.