The Texas Taliban
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.
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