Friday, April 14, 2006

Like a Moth to a Flame...

Not that this bill has a snowballs chance in hell of ever holding up to constitutional muster, Missouri is apparently considering a bill that would name "Christianity" as the state's "official" religion of the majority...

Creepy Christians... I doubt even many of them would allow this to pass...

Still creepy....


UPDATE:

Apparently this is like a month and a half old, but here's the actual article... you have to register to read it on the site of the newspaper, though:


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.

http://www.kmov.com/topstories/stor...l.7d361c3f.html

5 comments:

yugunter said...

does the phrase - "one nation under God" mean anything to you?

Jason Hughes said...

Does the phrase, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"?

Separation of church and state... freedom of religion... god has nothing to do with this nation--he, if he does indeed exist, would prefer to work on things like world hunger, disease, and starvation... not silly little epitaths on money and in pledges... I would hope a god would be more concerned with issues really affecting people, not straw-man idioms...

So to answer your question, no, it means absolutely nothing.

FCSuper said...

To the comment "one nation under god": Adding the reference to god on our money and in our pledge was done in the 1950's. There's nothing special about it. It's an add-on with no historial significance. Besides that, what part of god are we under? I don't wanna be under his feet or even the smellier parts. lol

To the comment "Congres shall make no law...": The 14th amendment makes applies the federal rules at the state level, but it does a fussy job of it. However, I ditto your point. :)

Kevin Parry said...

does the phrase - "one nation under God" mean anything to you?

Yugunter, how would you feel if Muslims managed to pass legislation in your country that would name Islam as the country's official "majority" religion?

Kevin

Memoirs of an ex-Christian

yugunter said...

does the phrase - "one nation under God" mean anything to you?