Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Texas Taliban

A radical political organization has just finished writing their platform. Here, thanks to TFN , are some of the major positions they adopted:

They declare that “America is a nation under God founded on Judeo-Christian principles” and that the party is pledged “toward dispelling the myth of separation of church and state.”[P-18]

They support school subjects with emphasis on the Judeo-Christian principles upon which America was founded. [P-17]

The party platform calls for revising the federal tax code to sweep away limits on politicking by clergy and houses of worship. [P-9]

The party also calls for legislation permitting student-sponsored prayer in public schools and seeks to end what it calls “censorship of discussion of religion in our founding documents.” [P-17]

They "oppose any governmental action to restrict, prohibit, or remove public display of the Decalogue (Ten Commandments) or other religious symbols.” [P-11]

And "they call for less oversight and regulation of faith-based providers of social services. [P-18]

They would undermine the teaching of evolution in science classes by promoting “intelligent design”/creationism and the so-called “weaknesses” of theories such as evolution. [P-17] They do not acknowledge that evolution is the foundation of all the biological sciences and that scientists have repeatedly debunked arguments about so-called “weaknesses” of the theory.

They “oppose any sex education other than abstinence until heterosexual marriage.” That position would prohibit teaching students age-appropriate, medically accurate information about birth control and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.

They support congressional passage of the so-called “Constitution Restoration Act,” which would among other provisions, bar the U.S. Supreme Court from hearing and ruling in cases regarding governmental entities or officials who acknowledge “God as the sovereign source of law, liberty, or government.” The law would also permit the impeachment and removal of judges who listen to such cases. [P-10]

They would forbid judges from determining the constitutionality of laws and end Supreme Court jurisdiction in cases involving abortion, religious freedom and the Bill of Rights. It calls for the impeachment of judges who, through the subjective judgment of others, “abuse their authority.” [P-10]

They oppose affirmative action. “We believe it is simply racism disguised as a social value.” [P-9]

They oppose measures, such as “Motor Voter” laws and the “Help America Vote Act,” that make it easier for Americans to register and vote and help ensure that their votes will be accurately counted. They would also impose new requirements that make it harder for people to register to vote or maintain their voter registration. [P-10]

They would gut the Americans with Disabilities Act by excluding from its protections “those persons with infectious diseases, substance addiction, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, homosexual practices and mental stress.” [P-16]

They oppose no-fault divorce and supports “Covenant Marriage,” which would make it harder for abused spouses to escape domestic abuse. [P-12]

They oppose the right of gay and lesbian parents to adopt or even to have legal custody of their children and they would also bar visitation rights for gay and lesbian parents unless ordered by a court and supervised under government authority. [P-12, P-14]

And as you might imagine, for their own protection, they support repeal of the state’s hate crimes statute. (more)

And their hate just goes on from there.

Who are these religious fanatics

who would change our democracy into a theocracy?

Some nuts from West Texas?

No, they are the "Rs",

The Texas Taliban.

And they have created cells in every suburb.

They meet secretly in shopping malls and in big box stores.

One may even work in the office next to you.

They are everywhere.

Fear is their mantra,

hate is their craft.



Blogger Charlie Loving said...

In the last election people 64% who went to church more than once a week; I guess that's the Wednesday crowd, voted for Bush, Cheney. 58% of the people who went once a week voted for Bush. These are the conservative christians. I read that 77% of Americnas consider themselves Christian and a third of those are evangelical born again and 50% of them think this is the "End Time."

The Christian Right as we know them as want to make the Ten Commandments the Law of the land. THey are for reduction in government to a role in defense and property rights. Sounds a lot like Ron Paul. They want to require tithes to Christian agencies to provide social welfare. That faith based thing that Bush pushed.

And now some of the scary ideas. They want to close the prisons and re-introduce slavery. The bad people wear shackles and balls and chains and work for free or maybe room and board.

And here is a great idea; put to death those not practicing Christianity or guilty of the crime of cursing, violating the Sabath, sodomy, witchcraft, incorrigibility in children, homosexuality and of course murder and rape.

They would close public schools. A million of these folks home school right now.

And last they would strip women of their rights and install a strong male dominated family system. Sounds like Eldorado.

You may have heard of Tim LaHaye who wrote a strange series of books of Those Left Behind. Well he is a big part of this movement. The vision of America is one with God the supreme power. The government would be holding the fort until Jesus comes back.

So, "I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom ir stands, crucified, risen and coming again with life liberty for all who believe."

Stay awake folks. Watch out for the Chalcedon Foundation

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