Republicans Rally Against ‘War On Religious Freedom’

2012ValentinesTeaParty028-1AFP on the widespread belief that there is a war on Christianity in America:

Life has gone from bad to worse since Donna Sturdivant’s husband was laid off four years ago and now the thing which brings her comfort — her faith — is under threat. “We’re starting to see our religious freedom taken away. Our Christian faith is being stepped on. Like kids in the schools — they can’t talk about God,” Sturdivant, 60, told AFP. “There’s something wrong in America.”

At a recent rally in Wisconsin, Rick Santorum painted the upcoming election in stark terms: “The lights of freedom may well go out if we don’t win this election.”

Barry Dean, who like Santorum home schools his many children, is also deeply concerned about the direction of the country. “Christians are persecuted in many other countries and I think this is the next one,” said Dean, sipping a soda after the rally. Just a few decades ago, Dean went to a public school where the Bible and the Ten Commandments were proudly displayed. Abortion was illegal. Gays were closeted.

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  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    Wow, I’m just amazed that delusional people are acting delusional.

    Quick someone write a news story about it.

    In their defense, I suppose it does seem like you’re under attack when you finally stop always getting things your own way.

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      Taking away a kid’s favorite toy for being a bad boy.

  • DeepCough

    Christianity: the oldest persecution complex on the planet.

  • http://www.jaycob.co.nf/ Scruffy

    It’s kind of like if we let Christianity in the schools then we have to let in the Jews, Muslims… It’s so complex and unnecessary, best just to leave it, and let them waste the credit in college if they’re interested… When they can make a actual decision, and not when you can make them believe a fat guy with a beard flies around the world in a night and gives everyone presents.

    • JaceD

      If you’re talking about Saint Nicholas then just be aware you wont be getting any presents this year! Our holy Santa hates non-believers!

      Prepare for a giftless Christmas you heathen bastard.

  • Redacted

    A war on Christianity? Why bother? Christians have proven time and time again that they will gleefully persecute themselves.

  • Terryjamesneal333

    Hey….wake up people! You cry about your religious freedoms…not ever realizing that possibly one day in the very near future, it will not be Tim Tebow shoving his “personal” religion in your face…but instead it will be Mohammed (whatshisname) doing it! Christianity makes up only 33 % of the worlds religions, making you a minority.   Please think….and keep all religions out of the public eye.   All Hell will break out the first time a “Muslim” offers thanks to Allah on a football field or stops and kneels on a basketball court in order to give thanks.  I’ve heard that argument way too many times that America is a Christian Country (yadda yadda yadda).  Open your eyes…then think for a moment.  Keep religion out of the face of people who may think your religion the wrong one, very offensive or even a mental illness.   If you truly are a Christian…then act like it and treat others as you yourself wish to be treated! I do not understand for a second…why I have to constantly explain this to people. God gave you intellect……”Use it”!

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    If any of these people had ever cracked a history text other than the old testament…they’d know that freedom of religion only comes from freedom from religion. What separates the US’s quiet history of dignified co-existence from the previous 2000 years of mass murder, purges and sectarian butchery…was writing up a document from day one that respected no religion over any other, drawing a line in the sand and clearly avoiding the dominance of any religious group over government. Only the loosest references to a divine creator or God are made…with no modifiers to indicate any particular faith, and no religious litmus test or qualifiers for political office. This shit wasn’t accidental, it wasn’t poor wording or an oversight. It was an attempt to start a new country off on the right footing to prevent the kind of carnage that divided Europe and Africa for centuries…and resulted in so many deaths that crops routinely rotted in the fields for lack of able bodies to pick them after religious wars wiped out whole segments of populations.

    And in the end…it never stops with Christian vs. whatever. If they killed off the Muslims, then it would be the atheist threat. If they killed off the atheists…it would be the Jew threat. If they killed off the Jews it would be the Catholic/Mormon/Orthodox threat. If they killed off those it would be the non-evangelical baptist threat. If everyone on earth were finally all Evangelical Baptists…it would break down into wars between sects over minutiae we can’t even imagine, Charismatics stabbing Pentecostals, Pentecostals gutting Charismatics, until at last the one remaining batshjit loony survivor dies out on his own because theres no one left to produce offspring with that isn’t already genetically ruined from inbreeding.

    As for persecution…I’d love to be persecuted so richly as a Christian in the US. By all means…persecute me by placing me in charge of almost every institution and public office. Persecute me with tax free status with which to enrich myself personally and to buy public influence and political power. Persecute me with not mere freedom at home and in church, but in every public space as well. I would happily adopt the credo of ‘the persecuted’ for such spectacular advantage and comfort. Its amazing that ‘persecution’ has become redefined as ‘denied the right to attack and harass all others at will’. 

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Searing, scathing and sooo true……

      Nice one Vox.

    • JackID

       This needs to be written on a bold faced headline of a major intellectualist blog, not on a far-down-the-page message board of some obscure(ish) off-center outpost (sorry disinfo!  If it’s any consolation (it probably isn’t) I’m here everyday!) of the internet!

  • GoodDoktorBad

    You have the right to be an idiot. No one can take that away from you…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/K33N0R Keenan Hate-Machine DeAngelis

    I have to say, as someone who is devoid of any theistic belief yet raised in a Roman Catholic household, it’s hard for me to believe that Christians are persecuted people in America. God willing, maybe one of them one day will even rise up and get to be president of this great country — or maybe forty-four in a row. But that’s my point, they’ve taken this idea of no establishment as persecution, because they feel entitled; not to equal status, but to GREATER status.

    Come at me, bro.

  • Lifobryan

    Have faith! All is not lost for the poor, persecuted Christians. As the Chosen Ones huddle in their Kansas catacombs, they can take blessed comfort in the fact that the world will soon be consumed by loving, divine wrath. The Pious just need to be patient a little while longer …. soon enough, they will be granted celestial front-row seats, from where they can cheer on a firey, vengeful Jesus as He pulverizes unbelievers, homos & Democrats in the Battle of Armageddon.

    Remember, “For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son to smash it into flaming bits … in His Mercy.” 

    And as the final smoldering embers of a hostile world drift down into the lake of fire, the Faithful can wave goodbye to every enemy that ever persecuted them, or made fun of fish-symbol fannypacks, or taught evolution, or voted against tax breaks for the rich. 

    And then … when all is said and done, according to the Book of Revelation, the Saved will gather in heaven to sing a hymn “Worthy is the Lamb” over and over and over again … for aaaaaalllllllll eternity …….

    • FirstClassBorgCubeTicket

      I for one can’t wait till they leave.  I really hope their prophecy comes true and all the morons flee this world.

  • HopeForTheBlurst

    Oh they are rallying against the war on drugs now? 

    Good for them!

    Oh wait I read the article… nevermind…

  • 1captainhooker1

    When someone goes to jail for going to church, let me know.  Then we’ll talk about this “war on religion” bullshit.

  • Haystack

    There is a difference between “freedom” and “privilege” that Republicans can’t seem to grasp.