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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:33 PM
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Separation of Church and State
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 08:44 PM by dave29
I can't wait for the day an albino athiest transexual runs for President -- and everybody completely freaks the f*** out, because of the lack of skin pigment, religion, and the gender neutrality. What ever will we do with that scenario?

We can look back on the "race card" with misty eyes, Pastorgate with fondness, Ferarrogate with tenderness... and gender issues with genuine nostalgia.

This Pastor "issue" cracks me up.

Pastors do not run this country (at least not in a Democratic Administration), and everybody's personal religious practice and freedom of speech are not only welcome, but sanctioned by the United States Constitution. These are the things we should be fighting and dying for... if anything. Not oil, or supposed weapons of mass destruction hidden in a country that is no threat to us.

How many of us were infuriated by the patriotism card being played by Bushco when they beat the war drums for Iraq? And still today? Being anti-war was being Anti-American.

What others say in our presence does not make us their advocates. It's sad that our candidates have to go on TV to distance themselves from those who are not even running for President. We are our own keepers. How many of you have bigoted parents or relatives? Does that make you a surrogate for bigotry? Does it seem like Barack Obama believes "God Damn America" is a philosophy worth pursuing?

Please.

Grow the f*** up.

Welcome to America. God Damn it, God Bless it -- it doesn't matter. Church and State are separated by our Constitution. Until there is an amendment saying otherwise... there is no correct way to worship, and we are welcome to say what we please, no matter how much you may not like it.

This is just more politics at it's most gross.

-D
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:42 PM
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1. so far I haven't heard how religion has driven policy by Barack or Hillary
I haven't followed the twists and turns of this but haven't seen anyone show the effect of either of their religious connections. If either of them was pushing religion in the schools, abstinence-only sex ed., etc. I'd pay more attention. Otherwise, I agree, we have MUCH more important things to tackle.

Maybe somewhere at this very minute an albino atheist transexual kid is writing an essay on how they'll grow up to be president :)
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