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  •  I was reading (4+ / 0-)

    the Daily Beast yesterday and came upon a column written by A. Larry Ross, who is the media rep for Billy Graham.
    The article is titled "Nothing to see here, move along!"  "Christian Dominionism is a Myth".
    In the article, he never once addresses dominionism, but highlights how wrong you all have these sweet and innocent evangelicals.  This point stood out:

    6. Separation of Church and State
    This often misapplied term, used most recently in reference to Perry’s privately funded prayer rally before he launched his presidential campaign, is never mentioned in the Constitution, which instead specifies against any “law respecting an establishment of religion.” In an effort to avoid another state church like the one in England, the Framers wanted to protect the church from the state, and religion from any government interference—not the reverse.

    Nice to see a lot of pushback in the comments. And I'm glad I've got people like Frederick Clarkson to tell the truth.

    You will never know what it’s like to work on a farm until your hands are raw, just so people can have fresh marijuana. Jack Handey

    by skohayes on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 03:48:07 AM PDT

    •  The problem is that if religion (2+ / 0-)
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      gets involved in government, which religion will hold sway? Again, using the English state church (Anglican) as an example, it was such a factor in the government that all other churches were persecuted; Catholics were hunted down for practicing their faith, and it's well noted in history that the Puritans came to these shores to escape persecution. Unfortunately, they brought along their own persecutions with them, harassing anyone who didn't see God in exactly the same way that they did; it was that sort of factionalism that the Founding Fathers were trying to stop when they put the Establishment Clause as primary in the First Amendment.

      Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes

      by Cali Scribe on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 06:50:56 AM PDT

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    •  Adele Stan (1+ / 0-)
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      deals with the Ross stuff as part of a wider response on AlterNet.

      The reaction to Miller is gaining traction.

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