Thursday, June 09, 2022

This Is What I Have Been Saying

I have no problems with religion unless they try to force their beliefs on me.

Religious freedom, and freedom from religion, is under threat from evangelicals
SC Times
By Mike Aurelius
June 5, 2022

The Reverends Dr. Judy Cummings and Dr. Kevin Riggs write in the Tennessee Lookout, "What does it mean to be a Christian?"


In the 1920s, an Indian philosopher named Bara Dada said: “Jesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians, you are not like him.”

I have warned that the Supreme Court is opening a can-of-worms with their possible over turn of Roe v Wade.

But there is a problem. People who practice Judaism do not believe that abortion is against God’s law and is a requirement if the mother’s life is at risk. By banning abortions, states are setting themselves up for a First Amendment challenge by not allowing the free exercise of citizens’ religion.

Rabbi Rachael Pass writes: “If anyone tries to argue that abortion restrictions are justified under the prerogative of religious freedom, we can explain that our religious freedom demands that we have access to abortion care when it is needed and wanted.” (Times of Israel, May 4, 2022)

What if your sincerely held belief that life begins at birth will that be good enough to allow a woman to have an abortion? Our will you have to be a member of an established religion to qualify for “religious freedom?” And wouldn’t that violate the First Amendment, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…” that you need to be a member of an established religion?

The anti-trans laws are also being pushed by Christian extremists, could those laws violate the First Amendment because they are against my sincerely held belief that gender dysphoria is a natural phenomena and isn't wrong. 

In May 1939, a letter writer named Ivan Bussart, published in The Kingsport Times of Kingsport, Tennessee, wrote this:

“The contention of my articles will be that, if and when fascism comes over America, it will be…[an] iron hand encased in a silk glove:

For God and Country!

Freedom and democracy!

Pure Anglo-Saxonism!

Liberty and the Constitution!

—catchwords which will thwart the actual and real rights of the citizenry...”

Sound familiar?

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