Wednesday, March 08, 2006

What the hell is going on down there? :(

State bill proposes Christianity be Missouri’s official religion

09:24 PM CST on Saturday, March 4, 2006
By John Mills, News 4

Missouri legislators in Jefferson City considered a bill that would name Christianity the state's official "majority" religion.

House Concurrent Resolution 13 has is pending in the state legislature.

Many Missouri residents had not heard about the bill until Thursday.

Karen Aroesty of the Anti-defamation league, along with other watch-groups, began a letter writing and email campaign to stop the resolution.

The resolution would recognize "a Christian god," and it would not protect minority religions, but "protect the majority's right to express their religious beliefs.

The resolution also recognizes that, "a greater power exists," and only Christianity receives what the resolution calls, "justified recognition."

State representative David Sater of Cassville in southwestern Missouri, sponsored the resolution, but he has refused to talk about it on camera or over the phone.

KMOV also contacted Gov. Matt Blunt's office to see where he stands on the resolution, but he has yet to respond.

3 comments:

Polt said...

What's going on down here? We're in the midst of an attempt to turn us from a Democracy into a Republican led theocracy.

"Give Him praise and GLOR-RAH!"

These are indeed sad times. I'm ashamed to be called an American citizen sometimes. Can some nice guy (or hell, I'd even settle for a not-so-nice guy, or a GIRL even) from up there marry me, so i can move up there and become a canadian citizen?

I'm very friendly. And funny. Although I do snore, but I'll sleep on the kitchen floor if I have to.

All serious offers considered.

Masnick96 said...

Yet another reason (#436 I believe) on why I am moving to Canada.

Ugh.

teflonjedi said...

Oh great...looks like I'll have to continue to keep some cash on hand, so I can depart this nation "on demand".

Signed,
hiding out in northern California...