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!
More conversation at Pharyngula.
Thanks for bringing to my attention, Mr. Pickles!