Saturday, March 04, 2006

Missouri GOP Proposes Christianity as State's "Official" Religion

If you want to know why the American Taliban (aka religious right) is so frightening and dangerous for our country, here is a prime example. Do these people ever turn on the news? Something other than Fox? Do they see all these people blowing eachother up over religion? Why would anyone support a bill making one religion "official" and all the rest are unprotected? Is the next step making Jews wear little yellow stars on their jackets so they can be "identified" easier?

This is another right-wing attempt to divide and separate the country. This law could not stand judicial review, and would be struck down by the courts. But the right frequently uses this tactic to get attention and attack the left by claiming they are anti-religion. I hate these people. They are anti-American, and that is an indisputable point. The sponsor of the bill, Rep. David Sater, can be reached via email here.

State Bill Proposes Christianity Be Missouri's Official Religion
(KMOV)Missouri legislators in Jefferson City considered a bill that would name Christianity the state's official "majority" religion.

House Concurrent Resolution 13 has is pending in the state legislature.

Many Missouri residents had not heard about the bill until Thursday.

Karen Aroesty of the Anti-defamation league, along with other watch-groups, began a letter writing and email campaign to stop the resolution.

The resolution would recognize "a Christian god," and it would not protect minority religions, but "protect the majority's right to express their religious beliefs.

The resolution also recognizes that, "a greater power exists," and only Christianity receives what the resolution calls, "justified recognition."

State representative David Sater
of Cassville in southwestern Missouri, sponsored the resolution, but he has refused to talk about it on camera or over the phone.

KMOV also contacted Gov. Matt Blunt's office to see where he stands on the resolution, but he has yet to respond.


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Ah, the slippery slope of religious intolerance...

EasyP said...

so much for our first amendment rights.

Howard Davis said...

That will be the first thing that goes once the American Taliban gets their grip even further into our government. The GOP needs to ditch this crowd if they want a future. A bill like this is indefensible.