Public Expression of Religion ACT PASSED HOUSE 229-177 (THEOCRACY WINS AGAIN!)

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Public Expression of Religion ACT PASSED HOUSE 229-177 (THEOCRACY WINS AGAIN!)

House Vote Taken 12:15-12:30 pm EST

Yea

R 219
D 10
I 0

=229 For Theocracy

Nay

R 0
D 176
I 1

= 177 Against Theocracy


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Ugh. I hope Jim Marshall,

Ugh. I hope Jim Marshall, who responded to me regarding this act, was not one of the 10 democrats who voted for it.

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House Debating Public Expression of Religion Act Right now ...

on C-Span.org (streaming live)

Sorry for the earlier mistake!


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Fucking sucks. Damn

Fucking sucks. Damn Republicans. Hopefully it gets found unconstitutional.


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It still has to go through

It still has to go through the Senate then get signed. It seems all of it is a formality.

But the 177 against seems impressive though. I would have thought the numbers would have been more lopsided considering that both democrats and republicans pander to christians.

This will have to be constitutionally challenged all the way up to the Supreme Court. I dont have confidence in the court right now. But maybe things can change in the future.

I think we need to thank each of the 177 that voted nay on it. It would give them incentive to listen to those citizens outside their label.

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Might soon be time to move

Might soon be time to move to Canada, England or Australia, too!


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House Vote Breakdown for PERA

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Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005
Passed the House Tuesday September 26th, 2006 mostly on a party line vote 244 to 173
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The breakdown of the Roll Call Vote can be seen here:
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll480.xml

Key Secular Political Score Card to find out how your representative voted on theocracy in the past:
http://www.secular.org/scorecard/2006/house.html
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26 Democrats joined the GOP in supporting a Theocracy & they are as follows:

J Barrow (D-GA)
M Berry (D-AR)
D Boren (D-OK)
A Boyd (D-FL)
D Cardoza (D-CA)
J Costa (D-CA)
R Cramer (D-AL)
H Cuellar (D-TX)
L Davis (D-TN)
B Gordon (D-TN)
S Herseth (D-SD)
R Hinojosa (D-TX)
D Lipinski (D-IL)
J Marshall (D-GA)
J Matheson (D-UT)
M McIntyre (D-NC)
C Melancon (D-LA)
S Ortiz (D-TX)
C Peterson (D-MN)
N Rahall (D-WV)
M Ross (D-AR)
J Salazar (D-CO)
D Scott (D-GA)
I Skelton (D-MO)
J Spratt (D-SC)
G Taylor (D-MS)
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ONLY 6 Republicans went against the GOP and fought against Theocracy & they are as follows:

J Biggert (R-IL)
S Boehlert (R-NY)
W Gilchrest (R-MD)
M Kirk (R-IL)
C Miller (R-MI)
C Shays (R-CT)
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Those who vigourously debated for or against the Bill on the House Floor:
For Theocracy:
Phil Gingrey (R-GA)
John Hostettler (R-IA)
Lamar Smith (R-TX)
Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)
Brian Bilbray (R-CA)
Mike Pence (R-IA)
Joseph Pitts (R-PA)
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Against Theocracy:
James McGovern (D-MA)
Chet Edwards (D-TX)
Barney Frank (D-MA) (mentioned the word “atheists”)
Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Jerold Nadler (D-NY)
Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Bobby Scott (D-VA)


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http://www.atheists.org/action/contacts.html

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Does anyone know when this

Does anyone know when this is scheduled to be voted on in the senate?

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