Thursday, February 27, 2014

All The Hateful People, Where Do They All Come From?

My favorite tweet about Arizona Governor Brewer's veto of SB 1062:

"Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer makes Christians in her state second class citizens."
-Todd Starnes, FOX News

Yeah, that spot belongs to LGBT, women, the poor, true minorities, or anyone else who isn't a heterosexual Christian. American philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote, "To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance."

As I watch what what is happening in our county today, I can not help but believe that America's brand of Christianity has veered off the path of true Christianity into cultism. A religious cult has been described as a "group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister." The Far Right's attempts to create a religious America in their own intolerant image is not only sinister but dangerous. Arizona's Senate Bill 1062 was not that far morally from Uganda's anti-gay laws. When you try to legalize hatred you have lost any claim to holding the moral high ground. Thank God we are still a country that puts money before our religious beliefs. It may be the only thing that keeps us true to these words from the Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

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