Taking the country back, one talking point at a time
I'm sure some Christian conservative/fundamentalist heterosexuals feel fearful, at least. They're the puritans of our time."Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." --H.L. Mencken
Truly excellent quote, SW.
permission to steal this is hereby requested. I will give you credit or not as desired.
Steal and credit away, Rat.
I highly doubt anyone in WA noticed today, they were too high.
LOL. Yeah, it's been a busy week here in our amazingly progressive state.
"Amazingly progressive" -- and said like that is a wonderful thing.
Hey, as far as I'm concerned it is a wonderful thing. People here can enjoy a reasonable amount of marijuana and loving same-sex couples can get married. A lot of folks are much happier now.It's funny how conservatives have that double standard about small government.
It isn't as much about the institution of marriage as forcing citizens to accept their views in the public sphere;Through marriage laws, blue laws, public decency laws, anti drug laws, and even alcohol laws are mostly based on the fact Christians used to dominate the entire of our public discussion.Name one non judeo-christian elected to either the higher executive positions or senate.I'll help a little,All presidents and their VP's have been Christian, some like Jefferson and Lincoln very loosly affiliated, with only two being not protestants, JFK being a Catholic president and Joe Biden being a Catholic VP.Until the 2012 election;The US senate is 85% Christian and 12% Jewish. This year we had two non judeo-christians elected, a Buddist senator, Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and even much worse for Christians an LGBT senator, Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) who doesn't claim any religious affiliation at all. Only 1 member of the US Supreme Court has been not an member of any religion (back in the mid 1800's BTW). Simply put, Christians are used to getting their ideological views as the dominate memes under both law and as the power holders in government, and that is what is actually challenged. Marriage is just one way they see their unchallenged power falling away.Demographics is also challenging many former Christian strangle holds on the public control of both law and government, which is why the same people who fight equality for gays fight equality for non-white Christians (Hispanic Catholics) let alone non-white non-Christians (Muslims, and Asian religions).50 years after the civil rights era brought equality based on race, we might be entering a era of equality based on religious beliefs, or non belief if you will.
Welcome aboard, Clif. I love all this good information you're sharing!
What Clif said. One of the best parts of America is that we can generally feel good about challenging powers that be. As the number of non-believers in the country continues to grow and certain among religious fundamentist groups get more upset about it, we will continue to see vocal religious right wingers trying to make waves. But the more people there are who don't believe that line, the less seriously the dominionist types are taken. And I see it as a positive, because I believe religion should stay out of politics, and vice versa, for that matter. So the people who don't want religion in government need to keep speaking up. More of us are doing this all the time, and I see that as progress.
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