You have said some very good things in your editorial on...

Dayton (Ohio) News

You have said some very good things in your editorial on "Intolerance." We heartily assure you that Christian Scientists are not afraid of getting too much of heaven here upon earth. There is no strife on their part with medical practitioners. As citizens of this great republic they maintain that it is their God-given right, guaranteed by the constitution, to have their choice of mode of healing, that which from experience has proven most efficacious. Most of the people who are now classed as Christian Scientists were once sick, and medicine having failed to restore them to health, they turned to Christian Science for relief and found it. If there seems to be any strife, it is due to the fact that a certain class of physicians would try to deprive Christian Scientists of the same rights they ask for themselves. Christian Scientists are willing to obey the golden rule. Let others do likewise and you will not find any strife.

Christian Scientists are willing for those who believe in medicine and other systems of healing to have whatever mode they think will benefit them. This is their right. Now, on the basis of the golden rule, why should not others be as willing for Christian Scientists to have what they believe in, what has already been proven in their experience to bring the greatest relief? When this is granted them, there will be no strife. Christian Scientists do not want to see any strife between nations, between different denominations, between individuals, between different professions, between newspapers.

For several years Christian Scientists in Ohio have been deprived of their just rights as citizens, and we hope the time is not far distant when the Legislature of this state will give to her citizens the same right the Illinois Legislature has been willing to give to her citizens—the Christian Scientists. You are right; it is time medical intolerance should pass away. When the position of the Christian Scientists is understood, there will not be found any bigotry on their part.

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