Saturday, May 06, 2006

Not in God's Name

The following is a post I left at, the group blog I participate in. Please drop by for a visit to join the discussion. There are a couple of posts and then an action plan is presented at the end to give us a positive step to take so we don't find ourselves wailing and whining about all the wrongs of the right without something positive coming from it........

For the past five and a half years we've watched as our country has fallen into the clutches of a lying, egomaniacal fascist who thinks God speaks to him. We've watched as our civil liberties have been ravaged and the man entrusted with protecting the Constitution that guarantees these liberties has reserved the right to break the laws of this land. In a country where no man is above the law, George W. Bush has elevated himself above all men and our laws. The scariest part of all of this, is that he has done it in the name of God.

I don't pretend to speak for anyone else here. Most of us have expressed outrage at some time or another when those from the right have tried to force their religious views on the rest of the country or any portion of it. We seem especially outraged when they use our government as the vehicle for this abuse.

These abuses are occurring at a more rapid pace. It is as if the religious zealots from the right sense that their time is quickly passing and they need to ramp up their efforts to convert the heathen masses.

Whether it is injecting prayer into our public schools, displaying sculptures of the ten commandments or declaring a war in God's name you can rest assured that someone at BlueNC will have something to say about it. The following are just a few examples of posts from our regulars addressing these issues.

Bible or Constitution by Anglico
NCGOP Asking for Church Directories by Lance
God: OK to Whip Kids with Plastic Pipe by Anglico

As the 2006 and 2008 elections approach you can bet the religious right will be on the attack. I plan to push back and this is where I plan to do it. I invite each of you, regulars and lurkers alike to join in the discussion. It will be important to shed light on the hypocrisy of these people who would force their beliefs on others and attempt to deny civil liberties to those of different faiths.

I hope to make this a regular Sunday morning section. Lance has provided us with a terrific graphic. We can each use it to head blog posts we are including in the morning's discussions. Please don't feel you have to wait until Sunday morning to post about the religious right. We can always bump posts from archives to include them for discussion's sake.

The first post in our Sunday morning series is actually not a discussion post at all, but I hope you will enjoy it nonetheless.



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