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SOME of The Founding Fathers May Have Been Christians But…

They also knew well, how religion can make some people stupid.  Thats why the first ten words of the first amendment are, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."

Of late, some of our less learned brethren have decided the establishment clause somehow means the opposite.  Such sheeple are of course, a grave embarrassment to the country and their friends and family.

I think if the founding Fathers were around today to witness the astounding ignorance of fundamentalist America, they would take to the airwaves in order to help their fellow Christians understand more clearly.

Madison: "Let me put it to you another way folks, keep your ‘filth’ OUT of government." [1]

"YO! BOO-CHAY," Franklin would say (because thats what he calls Bush/Cheney), "I don’t remember putting a disclaimer in ‘ner thats says these amendments are in no particular order…cuz THEY ARE! And guess which one is FIRST!"[2]

And of course Adams would have been a regular on Howard Stern, "If I hear one more ‘mutha fucka’ mention Jesus of God, I’ll take’em out myself!"[3]

I’m writing this because my vile, hateful, unpatriotic, liberal sensibilities were violated by this post over on KVNU By The People.  Some guy named Richard Okelberry spew his religious man-hood all over Obama at Saddleback Church:

"Of course you will never hear Obama take a pronounce stance on this issue. Instead he will simply shrug off the responsibility for his voting record on the issue by saying that such a decision is “beyond my pay grade.”  Unfortunately for America, there is no higher pay grade than that of the President of the United States of America."

First of all Okelberry, Obama is not yet the "President of the United States of America."  But thanks for your confidence.  Secondly, Obama understands something you and McCain clearly don’t about leadership as it relates to being President of this country and I don’t have time to explain it to you.

Hear me Okelberry. We (and I include many, many American Christians, Jews, and Muslims) would prefer if you and McCain would keep you stinking religious hands off our government.

He’s over at KVNU blog right now blathering on about how for his pregnant wife "nothing is more revolting than sucking that moving child from within her" (embarrassing his wife in the process know doubt).

Yo Church Boy.  Its not about your feelings or revulsion.  We all hate abortions!

Okelberry, Okelberry, Okelberry, its about who is better qualified to make family decisions for Mr. and Mrs Okelberry: Mr. and Mrs Okelberry or the government?  You pick…

Mrs. Okelberry may well agree with you that the idea of aborting Okelberry Jr. is ‘revolting’, but I do not believe that means Mrs. Okelberry is saying YOU or anyone else can tell her how to run her body.  Do you?  Do you really think Mrs. Okelberry NEEDS you or McCain to help her?  Put her on the phone dammit!

But here’s the part that confirmed Mr. Okellberry’s misogyny: "I would always side with protecting the life of the child over the mother’s.  To me it is no different than having to decide who gets the last spot in a lifeboat on a sinking ship, a child or a full grown woman."

Hey Okelberry.  Who asked you?  We are talking about presidential candidates.  No body cares about your personal religious beliefs so SHUT UP!

Read this over and over until it hurts. Article VI, Section 3, ". . . no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

". . . no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

". . . no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

Thank you.

 

[1] James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments [1785] "During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution."

[2] Benjamin Franklin, Essay on Toleration: "If we look back into history for the character of the present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practiced it on one another.

[3] John Adams, A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America [1787-1788] "It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses."

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