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What sort of person would use a tragedy like the massacre in Newtown, Conn., as an excuse to advance an extreme, theocratic agenda?

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2013 at 08:26

Wicked Words: Religious Right Leaders Blame Newtown Shooting On Church-State Separation

We need real solutions to the problems of this country, and talking about more official prayers and less evolution in schools isn’t going to get us anywhere.

What sort of person would use a tragedy like the massacre in Newtown, Conn., as an excuse to advance an extreme, theocratic agenda?

If you guessed William J. Murray, you’re correct.

Murray, who heads the Religious Freedom Coalition in Washington, D.C., doesn’t blame Adam Lanza for taking the lives of his own mother and 26 others, including 20 children. Instead, the Religious Right activist said it’s lack of school-sponsored prayer that led to the tragedy.

“In the vast majority of America’s public schools, the authority of God has been replaced with the authority of the iron fist of government,” he said. “Morals? Without the authority of God, there are no morals, and none are taught in the public schools today. The ethics that are taught are situational, perhaps the same situational ethics that led to the logic that caused the tragic shootings in Newtown.”

Murray is the son of the late Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who brought one of the cases that spurred the U.S. Supreme Court to get government out of the school prayer business. But Murray, a convert to evangelical Christianity, isn’t a big fan of the U.S. Supreme Court cases (Engel v. Vitale and Abington v. Shempp) that barred coercive prayer from the classroom in the 1960s and, in his mind, are to be blamed for all evil in the United States. (Never mind that deaths from assault have actually decreased substantially in America since they peaked in the late 1970s.)

Murray doesn’t understand that those court cases did absolutely nothing to restrict or undermine morality; they merely gave parents the right to ensure that they could teach their children what religion, if any, they should observe. Those rulings also made it so no child would feel like an outsider if he or she doesn’t believe in a majority faith.

But people like Murray are against true religious freedom and, sadly, he’s far from the only one. A shrill screed posted on American Vision’s website by Gary DeMar blamed the teaching of evolution for violence in our society. 

“The problem is, our current culture – through the educational system – is telling young people that they are animals, in some cases, less than animals,” DeMar said. “‘So genetically we are no different (really) from a worm, a bug, or a dandelion.’ If taught long enough, there will be some people who will begin to believe it and act accordingly with no regard for what we regard as a moral worldview.”

That is just all kinds of wrong, which is to be expected from a Dominionist group that envisions an America “where Christians apply a Biblical worldview to every facet of society.” (By that, DeMar and Company mean, of course, their version of Christianity and their “worldview.”) more http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-six-biggest-threats-to-america.html

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2012 at 09:46

#American memories… #otheryearsnow #FortWard #Alexandria #Virginia #VA #snow #museum #wooden #yellow #victorian #park #northamerica #red #white #USA #osnow #linandara_north_america #linandara_built #снег #зима #здание #winter #winterwonderland #all_shots

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2012 at 12:11

God’s word is true. I’ve come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell.

Paul Brown, a US Congressman, a member of the House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology…

In 1990s, Uncategorized on September 17, 2012 at 11:09

Memories of Chicago… #latergram #1990s #film #analog #skyscrapers #Chicago #buildings #architecture #USA #fog #foggy #mist #lake #water #boats #linandara_built #linandara_north_america #linandara_water #moody #Illinois #Michigan #waterfront (Taken with Instagram)

“No policeman wants to protect a goddamned atheist. I hope somebody bloodies you up good”

In Uncategorized on September 4, 2012 at 14:05

 from David’s Mills “Atheist Universe” via Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion”

A Christian faith-healer ran a ‘Miracle Crusade’ which came to Mills’s home town once a year. Among other things, the faith-healer encouraged diabetics to throw away their insulin, and cancer patients to give up their chemotherapy and pray for a miracle instead. Reasonably enough, Mills decided to organize a peaceful demonstration to warn people. But he made the mistake of going to the police to tell them of his intention and ask for police protection against possible attacks from supporters of the faith-healer. The first police officer to whom he spoke asked, ‘Is you gonna protest fir him or ‘gin him?’ (meaning for or against the faith-healer). When Mills replied, ‘Against him,’ the policeman said that he himself planned to attend the rally and intended to spit personally in Mills’s face as he marched past Mills’s demonstration. Mills decided to try his luck with a second police officer. This one said that if any of the faith-healer’s supporters violently con- fronted Mills, the officer would arrest Mills because he was ‘trying to interfere with God’s work’. Mills went home and tried telephoning the police station, in the hope of finding more sympathy at a senior level. He was finally connected to a sergeant who said, ‘To hell with you, Buddy. No policeman wants to protect a goddamned atheist. I hope somebody bloodies you up good.’ Apparently adverbs were in short supply in this police station, along with the milk of human kindness and a sense of duty. Mills relates that he spoke to about seven or eight policemen that day. None of them was helpful, and most of them directly threatened Mills with violence.”

In Uncategorized on July 18, 2012 at 13:35

#Houston, #Texas #latergram … #city #road #car #film #skyscrapers #sepia #mono #monochrome #linandara_mono #linandara_retro #linandara_north_america #USA #retro #lines #moody #instamood #eery #eerie #город (Taken with Instagram)

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2011 at 10:41

According to a report from NARAL Pro-Choice America, a Jewish undercover investigator who posed as a pregnant woman was told by five taxpayer-funded “crisis pregnancy centers” that she would go to hell unless she converted to Christianity.

, http://www.lilith.org

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2011 at 16:06

Fall in Chevy Chase, Maryland

In 1990s, Uncategorized on October 19, 2011 at 08:22

2 Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C booklets 1990s

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2011 at 06:44

Great Falls Park, USA 

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