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  •  Yes, tax churches (3+ / 0-)
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    BadKitties, Noddy, Fishtroller01

    ADDITIONALLY:

    Repeal, or get Obama to fill out a countermanding Executive Order, to close down and eliminate the government-funded 'office of faith-based initiatives' created by Dumbya.  Even Dumbya wasn't stupid enough to try to get that office approved by Congress, so to repay his reichwingnuttia supporters who want laws to conform to their religious & misogynistic & anti-choice beliefs, he created the office to be run out of the president's office.

    As near as I can tell, it violates the separation of church and state.

    Continuing the office makes sure religion has one foot in the door and could very easily promote a government-mandated religion.  Whose religion would be up for grabs in the future....  Do we change religions every four to eight years?  Do we have one government-mandated religion sponsored by one religion that mimics the Catholic church and has an equivalent title and power like the pope's and have that religion supplant all others?  Therein lies the path to religious wars like England had in the 17th century.

    Haven't enough people suffered, been tortured, and died and/or been burned at the stake for the sake of religion through the centuries?  Does history need to repeat itself?

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 11:16:28 AM PST

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