Oklahoma: hey, let’s make a law with respect to the establishment of religion


I know Congress can’t do it, since they have that pesky Establishment Clause in the US’ Constitution:

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

But that’s not stopping Sally Kern from issuing a proclamation containing historical revisionism and an outright cuff across the face of anyone who happens to be a non-Christian, or worse, a non-believer:

WHEREAS, the people of Oklahoma have a strong tradition of reliance upon the Creator of the Universe; and

WHEREAS, we believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis; and

WHEREAS, this nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery; and

WHEREAS, alarmed that the Government of the United States of America is forsaking the rich Christian heritage upon which this nation was built; and

WHEREAS, grieved that the Office of the president of these United States has refused to uphold the long held tradition of past presidents in giving recognition to our National Day of Prayer; and

WHEREAS, deeply disturbed that the Office of the president of these United States disregards the biblical admonitions to live clean and pure lives by proclaiming an entire month to an immoral behavior;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we the undersigned elected officials of the people of Oklahoma, religious leaders and citizens of the State of Oklahoma, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world, solemnly declare that the HOPE of the great State of Oklahoma and of these United States, rests upon the Principles of Religion and Morality as put forth in the HOLY BIBLE

Fer fuck’s sake. Really. You can’t legislate away the reality that the country was founded on secular grounds to allow people to worship however they wanted, because the pilgrims wanted to get the hell away from oppressive single-religion rule. Hello Church of England? How much more pushback will we keep getting in the US from the theocrats who want to establish a fascist religious government? For the last fucking time, politics and religion don’t mix, and your Founding Fathers knew that and wrote your Constitution specifically to keep you from fucking everyone’s nice new country up with their crazy beliefs!

Video by News9.com, hat tip to Right Wing Watch:

More conversation at Pharyngula.

Thanks for bringing to my attention, Mr. Pickles!

Comments

  1. says

    Further example of the “Guanofication of America”. Yeah, I just made that up.

    Guanofication: The process whereby a person or persons become even more batshit crazy.

  2. Clifton says

    The funny part of all this is that there was no legislation to be pure and stuff while the economy was booming. This is the political equivalent of, “Dear God, if you get me out of this, I will NEVER [insert sin here] again.”

  3. says

    Yes, just like when you’ve imbibed too much alcohol and are bowing to the porcelain god (or calling god on the big white telephone), and vowing to never drink that much again.

    Oh dear! I’m afraid I’ve gotten to the point where I’m being uncivil to our dear friend Solomon over at Greg’s place. C’est la vie!

  4. says

    Oh God, help us, and I’ll never be tolerant of gays and porn stars again!!!

    Dan: I didn’t even realize he’d replied, which is probably a good thing, since I really feel like I’m going to end up being uncivil too if I try again. He’s not there to have a conversation, he’s there to “trick” us into converting. (To use his own word, any time someone points out his own logical flaws, it’s gotta be a trick!)

  5. says

    Oh, I’ve definitely had it with being civil. My next post at my blog should be very indicative of that fact. I’m tentatively planning on the title as “Fuck Being Civil; And While We’re At It, Fuck Religion Too”.

  6. Clifton says

    Obviously they don’t realize that porn always makes money. Perhaps that legislation should be rewritten.
    Maybe this is the time for The Guru to be reborn.

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