Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Unum

The Texas GOP may as well drop E pluribus from the national motto, because they have declared that this is not a pluralistic nation, but a Christian one. Via Ed Brayton

At Saturday morning's prayer meeting, party leader Tina Benkiser assured them that God was watching over the two-day confab.

"He is the chairman of this party," she said against a backdrop of flags and a GOP seal with its red, white and blue logo.

The party platform, adopted Saturday, declares "America is a Christian nation" and affirms that "God is undeniable in our history and is vital to our freedom."
And at The Wall of Separation they've linked to a report which details the extensive influence of the Religious Right over Texas politics.

2 comments:

Newsguy said...

These Bible Thumpers do not understand the meaning of America. They are ignorant of our history, our traditions and our culture. They are unAmerican, and the fact is, this country was never intended to be a theocracy. These people are scary. America is NOT a Christian nation. There are lots of churches, but also lots of synagogues and mosques and lots of unbelievers as well. Which is their right.

Hitler invoked God. This is a little-known fact and it is absolutely true. His persecution of the Jews was rooted in the age-old canard blaming Jews for the crucifixion of Christ. Of course this ignores the fact that Christ was a Jew.

These radical Christians don't seem to know that this is supposed to be a free country. Free to do whatever the hell you want within reasonable laws and as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else.

To hell with them. Literally.

Psyberian said...

A lot of people risked their lives, coming to America from England, because of religious persecution. The Christians who narrow-mindedly demand that everyone fall in line with their faith betrays one of the best reasons for creating this nation. It isn’t just freedom of religion, but freedom from it too.

They also want us to forget that a significant number of the founding fathers were Deists, not Christians.