Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Does it seem like religious fanatics are getting more brazen these days?

And I am not talking about radical Muslims blowing up things with people in them or gunning down anyone who mocks Islam.  I am talking about the nutjobs here in the U.S. who just think they are the most oppressed minority that has ever been but at the same time, they think they can tell everyone who lives in this country that we must abide by their particular brand of religion.  This is getting incredibly worrisome.  I do not doubt for one second that, if enough people were elected to national office of that mindset, then we would find ourselves living in a religious theocracy in very short order, the Constitution be damned.  I am pretty confident that this won't happen, because there are enough people who see the danger and won't elect a President that thinks Christianity comes before Country.  But there are enough radical nuts out there that I won't say I am completely confident that this won't ever happen.

Mike Huckabee is a nut....

(This is one of those days where I just kind of hate dealing with people altogether...  People kind of suck.)

UPDATE:  Here is a good article in Salon talking about the mindset of these radical Christians we have in the country today.  It's pretty damn scary that they think their unique brand of Christianity allows them to disregard any law they don't like and to think they can just take over because their religion trumps our government.  No doubt we would have a Christianist theocracy if they ever gained power.

What Davis is asking for is not an accommodation at all, but for the right to declare, by fiat, that Rowan County, Kentucky, is a mini-theocracy not beholden to the laws of the land, but by the whims of Kim Davis. Her legal team wants you to see her as a sweet but faithful woman, but in fact she’s trying to pull a coup here, claiming that “God’s authority” — read Kim Davis’s authority — trumps our entire democratic system. 
It’s not just her, either. Rena Lindevaldsen, who works for the Liberty Counsel that is handling Davis’s case, has taken to boldly arguing that Christians have the right to overthrow the democratically elected government and simply impose their will by fiat. “Whether it’s zoning or taxes or marriage or abortion, in those issues, government doesn’t have authority to say that these things are appropriate because they’re contrary to Scripture,” Lindevaldsen recently argued in front of Liberty University. Which is to say that even though the government has declared abortion legal, if you decide you don’t want your neighbors getting abortions, you should be able to declare yourself a God-appointed authority and simply shut it down. If you don’t want to pay taxes, declare yourself a “sovereign citizen.”

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