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7/03/2018 7:57 am  #1

Taking Politics and Dressing it up to Look Like Religion

A campaign to blitz the country with ‘In God We Trust’ laws takes root

(RNS) — As the summer heat waxes and state legislative sessions wane, the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation has scored a few small but significant victories.

This year, five state legislatures passed laws mandating that every public school prominently display the U.S. motto, “In God We Trust.” The addition of Arkansas, which passed such a law in 2017, brings to six the number of states with public school mandates, including Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana and Tennessee.

Those laws, mostly sponsored by legislative prayer caucuses in about 30 states, were inspired by the foundation’s 2017 manual known as Project Blitz, a 116-page guide for state legislators listing 20 model bills of which “In God We Trust” is the first.

Isn't that sweet. This group just wants to make sure that the national motto, adopted by the Founding Fathers (Actually it was adopted in 1956, but never mind that  )

What harm could possibly come from this sweet, innocent project?

But, wait, In addition to the “In God We Trust” model bill for public schools, the Project Blitz manual offers a raft of other bills, including:

A Religion in Legal History Act that endorses an “appropriate presentation of the role of religion in the constitutional history of the United States” to be placed in courthouses and other public institutions.

A state resolution on marriage that says the state “supports and encourages marriage between one man and one woman”.

A Child Protection Act that allows religious exemptions for adoption and foster care agencies from serving same-sex couples.

A Licensed Professional Civil Rights Act that would exempt “pharmacists, medical personnel and mental health practitioners from providing care to LGBTQ people.

Whether you agree or disagree with any of the above ideas is up to you.
But, let me offer this; a religious movement focuses on personal salvation and serving God.
A political movement focuses on controlling the behavior and limiting the freedoms of OTHER groups of people.

Last edited by Goose (7/03/2018 8:00 am)

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

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