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Rick Santorum Attends Event Telling All Non-Christians To Get Out Of America

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Wednesday, March, 21st, 2012, 12:00 pm

The development of language is regarded as one of the foremost advances in human history, and with the advent of written language, it became possible for ideas and beliefs to be shared beyond the present and into future generations.  When humans began documenting important events for posterity, besides leaving a written record, it gave future generations a glimpse into the thoughts, intentions, and machinations of those who shaped the world. Today, nearly any semi-literate person has the ability to compare the truth of history with the sophistry perpetuated by revisionists whose intentions are transforming reality into their own vision of the world. In America today, there is a movement determined to transform this country into a theocratic republic based entirely on the Christian bible and they are using the fantastical theory that America was founded as a Christian nation. Fortunately, for Americans who are not transfixed by evangelical rhetoric, there is a Constitution that belies the revisionists’ assertion that the Founding Fathers intended future generations of Americans to follow Christianity’s dogmata and, instead, proposed a country founded on freedom.

The notion that America was founded as a Christian nation is parroted by evangelicals who are serious in their push to change this country into a theocracy modeled on Iran or Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. This past weekend at an event in Louisiana, pope-in-waiting Rick Santorum attended an event where renowned hate-monger Dennis Terry unleashed a vitriolic hate-fest aimed at gays, Muslims, Liberals, and Buddhists. He also prayed over Santorum and asked the Christian bible’s violent god to “have favor upon Rick Santorum” who joined the angry throng in applauding Terry’s malicious tirade with a standing ovation.

The highlights of Terry’s vengeful tirade was his proclamation that, “I’m tired of people telling us as Christians that we can’t voice our beliefs or we can no longer pray in public.  We don’t worship Buddha! I said we don’t worship Buddha, we don’t worship Muhammad, we don’t worship Allah, we worship God, we worship God’s son Jesus Christ. If you don’t love America, if you don’t like the way we do things, I have one thing to say — get out!” Dennis Terry concisely stated what Santorum, an evangelical fanatic, has been saying in not-so-coded rhetoric while he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination; if elected as president, citizens will fall in line and follow fundamentalist Christian dogma or they will get out of America. However incredible Terry’s rampage was, it was his assertion that, “I don’t care what the liberals say, I don’t care what the naysayers say, this nation was founded as a Christian nation.” It is insignificant what liberals or naysayers contend, because the founding fathers devised the Constitution as opposition to Christianity and particularly, the bible.

The Constitution guarantees that all citizens have the inherent right to freedom of speech, but in the Christian bible, speech that is contrary to god’s word is condemned as heresy or apostasy and warrants the death penalty. In the first amendment, religious freedom is guaranteed to all Americans and it is contrary to the bible’s numerous instances of god’s command to annihilate entire races for their religious practices. Although evangelicals are not yet advocating extermination of other religions, proclaiming that anyone who does not like “the way we do things” must “get out” is precariously close.

In lieu of the power to force non-compliant Americans out of the country, Santorum and his Republican allies in Congress and state legislatures are forcing their bible-based prohibitions on contraception on women in America. In fact, Republicans have been enforcing the bible’s mandate that women are inferior to men with votes to deny women equal pay, equality in health insurance costs, or the right to choose their own reproductive health and they are in violation of the Constitution. If the founding fathers intended America to be a Christian nation, it seems reasonable they would have mentioned it at some point early in the Bill of Rights. Instead, the first words of the 1st Amendment are that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” and yet Republicans in Congress have been on a tear to make laws establishing Christianity’s principles since they took control of the House in 2011.

The problem with evangelical fundamentalists and their Republican enforcers is that they do not recognize the Constitution as a legal document because it contradicts the Christian bible. The current Republican assault on women and gays is based on Christianity’s laws and contradicts the Constitution’s guarantee of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The absurd assertion by Dennis Terry that Christians are forbidden from voicing their beliefs or no longer being able to pray in public is a lie to incite support for establishing of one religion. Christians can voice their beliefs or pray in public to their fanatical hearts’ desire, but they cannot force non-believers to listen or obey and that is their objection. The Constitution plainly says that Congress is forbidden from “prohibiting the free exercise” of religion and unlike fundamentalist Christians, Liberals fully support that first amendment right for all Americans, but evangelicals follow the bible teaching that any religion that is not based on Christianity must be prohibited.

The bible is not the law of the land and America was not founded as a Christian nation regardless what Terry or Santorum claim. The Constitution’s framers’ greatest gift to America was not establishing Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, or any religion as the basis for this country’s founding and they specifically created the Bill of Rights to contradict biblical laws. Perhaps Terry, Santorum, and their ilk have not read the Constitution because if they did, they would be aware that the bible, Christianity, or Jesus Christ are not mentioned one time in the entire document regardless the revisionism and claims that America is a Christian nation. It must infuriate Santorum and Terry that Liberals, Muslims, Buddhists, gays, and women all have access to the one document that contradicts every hateful biblical law they seek to enforce, and if evangelicals do not like America’s Constitution, maybe they should “get out of America” and start their own Christian nation in Iran or Afghanistan where theocracy is alive and there is no U.S. Constitution to obstruct their brand of fascism.

 




Rick Santorum Attends Event Telling All Non-Christians To Get Out Of America was written by Rmuse for PoliticusUSA.
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