Monday, July 10, 2006

Religious Bedrock Crumbling

Legal overriding of family medical and end-of-life decisions. Needless suffering because medical research is thwarted. Women publicly harassed without protection of the law. Governmental discrimination against minorities. Promotion of one faith over all others, even in public schools.

This is a glimpse of the world the Christian conservative Alliance Defense Fund envisions if it succeeds in its drive to tear down the protective wall of separation between church and state.

As Peter Slevin points out in WaPo today, the ADF, along with evangelist Pat Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice, and the Liberty Counsel backed by the Rev. Jerry "Tinky Winky is Gay" Falwell, aim to "bring law and society into alignment with conservative Christianity."

Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, sums it up this way, "They're not for some form of generic religious freedom. They're for Christian superiority, that Christians take over the courts."

Thanks to President George Bush's unmonitored funding of faith-based initiatives to untaxed churches, and his scary crusading messianic vision of the world, the Christian religious ayatollahs have been emboldened to bring their prejudices into our courts... sadly with some success.

Our country was founded on the bedrock of religious freedom, without government sanction of any religion. The Christian conservative right is chipping away this bedrock.... piece by piece.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this and for speaking out on the subject! The ADF and its brethren are marching, step by step, back to the 1800s.