But my short and curlies got all twisted this morning when I read about the latest government approved assault on Christianity, under the faux (N'awlens speak for BULLSHIT) blanket of "separation of church and state." In the same country that protects the freedoms of Muslims and Buddhists and snake charmers, Christians are continuously being forced to keep their shit to themselves.
|Member of West Lauren High School Marching Band|
Well, that pissed off some hummus eater who filed a complaint with the Washington D.C. based Americans United for Separation of Church and State. I'll get to these assholes in a minute. So, of course, AU fired off a letter to the school district, claiming that the opening prayer followed by a religious hymn was "plainly unconstitutional." The letter also stated, "The presentation of prayers at school sporting events violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution."
The school board in West Laurens pussied up and this year has replaced the opening prayer with a moment of silence. Fukkin' cowards!
But the people of West Laurens had something else in mind.... a collective "STAY OUT OF OUR GOD BUSINESS" to the school board and to American United. On Friday, the Raiders opened their 2015 season. And instead of one person saying a prayer, the entire stadium recited The Lord's Prayer. The band, not to be outdone and instead of How Great Thou Art, then played Amazing Grace!
Back to this idea of separation of church and state and the American United for Stomping Christianity. First off, publicly offering prayers or playing religious songs is not "unconstitutional." As a matter of fact, quite the opposite: banning someone or some group from practicing their religion is unconstitutional.
The term "separation of church and state" does not exist in the Constitution. The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to which AU jerks off actually reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
The term "separation of church and state" comes from a letter from Thomas Jefferson in 1802 to the Danbury Baptist Association which was concerned that Anglicism was to become the official religion of the government. The fukkin' AU even uses that letter as their header on their website, right above a link where one can "file a complaint." Maybe these fukkers ought to actually READ the Constitution before using it as some kind of weapon against Christianity.