Friday, March 03, 2006


.... or words to that effect. I'm sorry I can't come up with something more eloquent, but my brain has been exposed to too much wingnuttery, and has decided to shut down before overheating.

And how come I wasn't invited to the Enlightenment's funeral?

Okay, I couldn't get the link to work, so here is the article (such as it is) in full:

State bill proposes Christianity be Missouri’s official religion

12:28 AM CST on Friday, March 3, 2006

By John Mills, News 4

Missouri legislators in Jefferson City considered a bill that would name Christianity the state's official "majority" religion.

House Concurrent Resolution 13 has is pending in the state legislature.

Many Missouri residents had not heard about the bill until Thursday.

Karen Aroesty of the Anti-defamation league, along with other watch-groups, began a letter writing and email campaign to stop the resolution.

The resolution would recognize "a Christian god," and it would not protect minority religions, but "protect the majority's right to express their religious beliefs.

The resolution also recognizes that, "a greater power exists," and only Christianity receives what the resolution calls, "justified recognition."

State representative David Sater of Cassville in southwestern Missouri, sponsored the resolution, but he has refused to talk about it on camera or over the phone.

KMOV also contacted Gov. Matt Blunt's office to see where he stands on the resolution, but he has yet to respond.


Hadrian said...

Further review of the story proves that it's not quite as bad as it seems, I'll update later....

Degolar said...

Wow!!! This is exactly what the founding fathers had in mind when they wrote the constitution, yes? That whole freedom of religion thing was just meant ironically, I'm sure. Holy fuck!

Leelu said...

But. . . but. . . but. . . "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. . ."

I'm pretty damn sure that includes state congress, not just federal.