In a stunning attack on the 1st Amendment, Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) introduced a House Resolution that would directly lead to the dismanteling of the Constitution of the United States of America.
From Raw Story:
The Secular Coalition for America on Tuesday blasted a resolution proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives that “reaffirms the importance of religion in the lives of United States citizens.”
“A resolution that ‘reaffirms the importance of religion’—specifically a Judeo-Christian religion—in the lives of Americans excludes the many Americans for whom religion is not important, or those who do not identify with a Judeo-Christian religion,” said Edwina Rogers, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America.
Fincher, and his cohorts are determined that Christianity be the sole subject for government largesse on a previously unheard of scale, proposing as they do that the United States government effectively sponsor the Christian version of world events.
One is led to wonder why such an apparently dominant religion is in such desperate need of government support. The answer, of course, is that it isn't. That being the case then the next question is "why are they doing this?"
They are doing it because they are racist bastards.
They are doing it because nice, middle class white people identify solidly with "Christianity", and they have already deployed many weapons against the black Christians .... What they need to do now is whip up fear of brown people.
Muslims are brown people, and Muslims, with their Sharia Laws have already been identified as a target by rich white folk, who want to stay rich, at any cost.
These people, and I use that term pejoratively, these people are a cancer on our society. That they have been elected to Congress is a stain on our nation, and a complete and utter condemnation of those voters who live in willful ignorance.
Of course this will not go anywhere. It was never meant to. It is a dog-whistle to racists by those elected to fix the economy, create jobs and bring social justice to America.
They are unfit to govern. Unfit for office and, quite frankly, those who support them are unfit to vote.
From the comments, and a H/T to woolibaar:
If you want an argument to demonstrate to your FB friends why this is such a stunningly bad idea, try this one:
Replace the word "God" in the pledge of allegiance with the word "Allah" (or Jehovah if you prefer). You would hear so much screaming about religious persecution and how dare they force their religion down our throats, et al, the truth would out.