People associated with conservative politics often have close relationships with America’s mostly male dominated fundamental protestant religious movement or religious right.These people can not accept that anything can exist without God’s stamp of approval clearly visible. That is not a new notion. It’s griped the nation since its inception. That is how the nation got stuck with the notion that prosperity individually resulted from God’s mysterious hand in the market place. Sounds good but its effect has been very sinister. It created an empire for some based upon greed, manipulation while creating a literal destruction for many.
They were not content to have corrupted the nations economics. They also understood that in order to dominate the American society. They had to control the political arena. From this movements influence, we now have an equally diabolic concept. Money as speech, with money having the same constitutional protection as people. Money is not speech. It is power. The power of corporate money viewed as speech. Has resulted in the elimination of any meaningful diversity of political ideas in politics. Candidates today need corporate money to win elections. Once armed with a bottomless war chest of money. They are then ready to attack opponents. All they need now is voter support. Which they get, if they incorporate the agenda of the religious right into politics. Now the nation is saddled with two falsehoods that has completely distorted the purpose and intent of the nations constitution. Books of history have been written about its horrific evil impact upon the nation. It has resulted in scores of cases being argued in the nations courts. This has resulted in temporary setbacks to be experienced by the religious right Usually they have rebounded only to become stronger. With increasing strength they have become more dangerous. Today they own all three branches of our government. The ownership is not completely secure. We as a people still have time to react.
The underlining drive of the religious right is and always has been to Christianize the nation. Which means, that they have another task to accomplish which is the destruction of the notion that the constitution requires a separation of church and state. Should they succeed religious diversity like political diversity will disappear from the American scene. Hopefully the American public will understand this threat and not allow it to occur. It is an eminent obstacle to overcome. Because, the religious right is relentless in its drive to Christianize the nation. Unfortunately the rest of the nation, is not overly concerned about this prospect. Maybe this will change before its to late.
Many examples could be used to expose the intentions of the religious right in this regard. Like the recitation of christian prayers in the public arena. The swearing of an oath by placing a hand on the Christian Bible. Christian relics displayed in public buildings or grounds. For this posting, just one example will be discussed as to how the christian right mobilizes to Christianize the nation. This is an interesting revelation because a federal judge exposed the real intentions of the religious right.
Certain citizens in a small community outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania decided to bring God into the class room. To accomplish that task they became members of the local school board. Prior to being elected, they probably were displeased that the school’s science curriculum did not offer a course on creationism. Upon successful election they set out to bring God into the classroom. They did this by ordering the schools to offer a course on intelligent design or God’s hand in creation. Fortunately, for the people of that community the effort failed.
Perhaps this writer should clarify some issues before revealing what the federal judge discovered. Which also comes to the very center of what is wrong with attempting to Christianize the nation.
First this writer is a devout Christian. Called to the priesthood to represent Christ in the vineyard of humankind. Therefore, it’s forgone conclusion that God created our universe and all things therein. For this writer clergyman, God chose the evolutionary theory to help us mortals understand creation. This is what the federal judge wrote, “…Intelligent design maybe true, a proposition the court takes no position… Intelligent design is not science.” Therefore, it does not belong in the classroom. A position this clergyman accepts.
This what U.S. District Judge John E. Jones said concerning the intent of the school board. He said their intentions amounted to breathtaking insanity. He accused the school board with attempting to promote religion in the classroom. He declared that some members “staunchly and proudly touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID policy.” ( source St. Petersburg Times)
The United States is a secular state constitutionally. Our constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or the prohibition the free exercise thereof;”This makes our country unique among the nations of the world. Lets keep it that way. We as a people must make certain this liberty remains the property of our constitution. The religious right is evil and must not be allowed to Christianize the nation.
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