Friday, March 03, 2006

Holy State? Holy Shit!

This is from KMOV in St. Louis, Missouri (emphases are mine):

State bill proposes Christianity be Missouri’s official religion

12:28 AM CST on Friday, March 3, 2006
By John Mills, News 4

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.


One of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, wrote a letter to a group of people who expressed concerns about the establishment of an "official" religion in the United States. After the bad example of the English Civil War and the horrible Religious Wars in France and Germany, they were worried that, being in the minority, they'd be easy targets.

Jefferson coined the phrase "wall of separation" to describe the delineation between the State and the Deity.

Do you know what group expressed concern?


One of the very groups that are trying to force this country into having a recognized State religion.

All one has to do is look at Iran or Afghanistan (pre-2001) to discover the delights of having God and the State in the same boat. Dissent becomes blasphemy, those in power become God's Vicars on Earth, and law becomes Holy Writ.

One might hope that the voters in Missouri will put a stop to this stupidity, but I'm not hopeful.


Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Meanwhile over in Naples they want to build Catholic city and they have Jeb's blessing. Make the madness stop, please.

3:51 PM EST  
Blogger Walt said...

Florida is the new California - although without the fun.

4:06 PM EST  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

and not as many orange trees either now that we whacked all of ours.

5:44 PM EST  
Blogger Missouri Mule said...

"I won't hold my breath."
Good choice, Walt.

If the Jesus is Lord crowd had their way, they'd hand over our tax dollars to Rat Robertson and Oral Roberts.
No wonder Kerry wrote this state off. I was pissed at him for that for a long time.
I'm over it. Who could blame him?

9:24 PM EST  

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