Steps to a theocracy
Step 1. Government officials shall be comprised of strict fundamentalist religious leaders. (CHECK)
Step 2. Government shall use biblical rhetoric that is confusing or misleading to ensure the non-religious see it as common sense logic, even though it is nothing but propaganda. (CHECK)
Step 3. Government shall make laws based on strict fundamentalist interpretation of the bible behind closed doors. (CHECK)
Step 4. Government shall replace judges with fundamentalist religious extremists to overcome any constitutional barriers. (CHECK)
Step 5. Biblical laws shall be imposed on the unwilling.
AMERICANS UNITED DEPLORES SENATE COMMITTEES CLOSED-DOOR VOTE FOR FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT
Senate Must Not Wed Church And State, Says AUs Lynn
Todays Senate Judiciary Committee vote for a federal marriage amendment is deplorable, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
S. J. Res. 1, the so-called Marriage Protection Act, passed the committee on a party-line vote of 10-8. The action took place behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor.
This is an outrage, said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United executive director. Its bad enough that the Senate is trying to wed church and state in unholy matrimony, but its even worse that they did it behind closed doors.
Americans United has urged the Senate to reject the constitutional amendment, charging that it enshrines the marriage rituals of the countrys majority faiths in the Constitution and undercuts separation of church and state.
Senate leaders clearly are bowing to the demands of the Religious Right, said Lynn. This is election-year grandstanding for the benefit of Pat Robertson, James Dobson and other disgruntled Religious Right leaders.
The marriage amendment, which mandates that marriage in America shall consist only of the u_nion of a man and a woman, now moves to the Senate floor where a vote is expected the week of June 5.
Americans United is a religious liberty watchdog group based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947, the organization educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom.