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Jan 3, 2013

Dominionists David Barton opens his mouth, 'Hate is a Virtue' and 'We're Going to be Intolerant of Liberalism' | Right Wing Watch

Barton: 'Hate is a Virtue' and 'We're Going to be Intolerant of Liberalism' | Right Wing Watch:

At least he's being honest this time with a few words from me after the Right Wing Watch report.


On yesterday's broadcast of "Wall-builders Live," David Barton and Rick Green were discussing a column by right-wing blogger John Hawkins titled "5 Ways Liberalism Destroys Virtue" and it prompted Barton to lay out a rambling and rather incoherent theory about how hate is a virtue while tolerance is a sin, eventually culminating in the declaration that Christians have got to be "intolerant of liberalism":

    I wrote this down recently and I'm thinking about it as a name for a book; if not the name for a book, this is definitely something that we have to at least get in our thinking.  So let me throw out the thought that I had here, this is just throwing out the title for a book:
    When tolerance is a sin and hate is a virtue.

    I throw that out because we're getting to the point where tolerance is a bad thing and hate is a good thing.  And let me define that: we're told in, I believe it's Proverbs 4:13, it says "the fear of the Lord is to hate evil."  Which means that if I'm going to stand for what God stands for, there's some certain things I have to hate: I have to hate evil, I have to hate murder - well no, you can't hate, that's a bad thing ... No, hate is a good thing!

    I mean hating Nazis, that's a good thing.  And people say "well, you hate their philosophy, you don't hate the people."  No, I hate people who want to kill other people and I'm sorry that they're killing others but the guys who were on the Nazi trials at the end, I'm sorry, I just hate what they did.  Alright, I love them as a person, yes Jesus died for them, I understand, but I hate certain things.

    So we've got to get to the point where tolerance is seen as a sin because we're tolerating a lot stuff that destroys our families, that destroys our own character and we can't tolerate that stuff.  We have to get back to the point where hate is a virtue, at least certain kinds of hate.  The fear of the Lord is to hate evil and we need to have a hatred of things and get off this fence about having no passion about anything.  You know, I tolerate anything, I'm not going to have a passion good or bad, I'm not going to hate anything ... We just can't do that and we've got to get back to that same type of intolerance, that we're going to be intolerant of liberalism. (bold/color by me)

Now my comments. And please share, unlike Mr.Barton I think sharing and caring to be "a good thing" you decide!


Looks like pseudo-historian or blow-hard revisionist history "man of god" whatever you prefer, has joined the "Westboro Baptist Church" of Topeka, KS. His statement that "certain" types of hate should be considered a virtue is the most honest thing that spews out of his mouth. His take on the history of this country and its so-called "Christian Heritage" has more holes and lies than a cow pasture has cow pies. 
The people in his camp are being lied to, but he is telling the "truth" in how he feels about others. If people really buy into his bile and longing for a Dominionist paradise (seven mountains theory) where his version of the past is truly the way he thinks this country should be "ruled" his version would be a disaster for those with different interpretations of the "all mighty." 
Listen to  this, well I'll say it, LIAR and his dominionists followers at your own peril/downfall.  Keep the church in the church, and the government separate, for Zeus' sake! It's all about the money he could make off another book of LIES!!

                               Thanks for reading.

Oct 26, 2012

Vote for Jesus, Not Satan. Or something blah, blah, blah.


Vote for Jesus, Not Satan. Or something blah, blah, blah.


Click to register to Vote for Jesus, and not Satan.



    This is a screen-shot of an actual web page  my first thought (after thinking are these people off their medication, if they aren't on any then shouldn't they be?) No seriously though, this is just some silliness to distract gullible people. I Mean come on we all know the "Biblical Jesus" was not born in America and neither were ANY of his parents. Talk about Birther Gate 2012. What are these anti-American socialist policies that will continue if Obama is re-elected? The President has never to my knowledge ATTACKED Christianity and Christian churches. Wow he does a lot of behind-the-scenes work (when do their persecuted christian cards expire?) this is getting old. The web sites author says, "President Obama has proven by his words and deeds to be a true enemy of God. As detailed in James 4:4. He has been the most pro-death President in history, supporting the legalized slaughter of innocent babies here and around the world. He is a staunch advocate of the radical homosexual agenda, and he has been a great friend to the enemies of Israel. On every major spiritual issue of the day, President Obama has proven to be an enemy of God and a true tool of Satan!" Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH my.

    Then he goes after Romney, or Rmoney as he is referred to by a lot of commentators. "Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, is a 5th generation member and a priest in the satanically inspired Mormon cult. He and others in his cult LIE when they claim to be Christians, since Mormon doctrine is 100% inconsistent with Biblical Christianity and a Mormon is no more a Christian than a Muslim is. He deceives people by saying he believes in "God" and "Jesus" is his savior, when the "god" of  Rowney's cult is NOT the God of the Bible, and their "Jesus" is NOT the Jesus of the Bible. Romney and those in his cult believe the Bible to be a flawed and incomplete book and look at Biblical Christians as inferior and non-believers for rejecting the beliefs of their cult." I seem to remember that in 2008 the Catholics and the Mormon Church formed a secretive (not so secretive now) alliance and together raised millions ($43.3 million) to run spooky scary gay people ads on T.V. to get people to vote for Prop 8.

    A Lot Of good money that could have been used for other things, oh like feeding the hungry, ya know things you would expect from God's gentle people. But they got their asses handed to them in court, they could only find two people that would testify for them. Not only that one of therm actually said ON the witness stand said, "Such marriages would be good for the families of same-sex couples and that the country would be "more American" on the day that it recognized the right of gay and lesbian couples to wed." Mr. David Blankenhorn. That's their witness, no wonder they lost and then appealed and lost again. Hopefully the Supreme Court will pass on the case and the earlier rulings will stand. Since the trial, Mr. Blankenhorn has  said "I don’t believe that opposite-sex and same-sex relationships are the same, but I do believe, with growing numbers of Americans, that the time for denigrating or stigmatizing same-sex relationships is over." He sure said a mouthful there.

    I would love for at least one of these blow-hard anti-abortionist to show me where it is in the bible that this "God" they've dreamed up is against abortion, they never do, they cannot, why? Not one passage exist. But there are no passages that the "Biblical God" made FOR abortion, but not against. Not with passages like these. Hosea 9:11-16 Hosea prays for God’s intervention. “Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer. Give them, 0 Lord: what wilt thou give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb. Or this passage, Hosea 13:16 Samaria shall bear her guilt, because she has rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword; their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open. See God is advocating the killing of the unborn, AND pregnant mothers.

   Betty Bowers, AKA "America's Best Christian," can fill you in a little more, on this subject and others.

    I suppose I will end it here, hopefully I have not hurt anyone's feelings, that was not my intentions at all. My intentions are only to educate, as much as I am able. Reality without the filter!
http://protoplasm.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/the-holy-bible-jesus-birth-certificate-is-no-fake/
Oh, I found the Birth Certificate for the Biblical Jesus,

Nov 8, 2011

So, are Christians the only moral Americans? Or is it smoke & mirrors?



So, are Christians the only moral Americans? Or is it smoke & mirrors?
  "Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in “Mommy Dearest” 



   Wait a minute, those Reich-wingers are always going on and on and on, like a broken record, spreading outright hatred and lies about the LGBT community to anyone that will listen. Especially if there is a microphone and a Video Camera around ever hear the term, Levirate Marriage? Seems it was common practice in the times of the Old Testament. Take a look-see at these passages, they explicitly ooze’s morality. As it turns out, not only are people like me are immoral (LGBT people.) With allot of us it’s a twofer, imagine being both gay & Liberal. I am sick to death hearing how gays are destroying our country, they shouldn’t get special rights. The “special rights” thing is particularly silly, To be treated equal and enjoy the rights of full citizenship is a CIVIL RIGHT. Not a special one. I may have to go all Joan Crawford. However, I live nowhere near, "The Most Beautiful House in Brentwood." But I may launch into Joan's infamous rant about wire hangers.

   No wire hangers! What are wire hangers doing in this closet when I told you no wire hangers?! EVER!!!! I work till I'm half dead and I hear people say she's getting old! What do I get? A daughter who cares as much about a beautiful dress I give her as she cares about me. What are wire hangers doing in this closet?! Answer me! I buy you beautiful dresses and you treat 'em like some dishrag!  Okay it's a partial Joan rant but I’m sure people get the idea, But I digress.

   Okay back to this thing called Levirate Marriage, from my understanding the term is from the Latin word "levir," which means "brother-in-law." Again, the following passages are from the Old Testament of that book that most hard-line religious jihadist, sometimes known as The American Taliban. It cannot be stated enough, "GOD" as we all know or have at least heard this claim at least a zillion times literally wrote the sacred holly book some of them like to use to thump allot of us with. Yes "GOD" wrote the Bible. Every bit of it, at least that's what I keep hearing, this comes from Deuteronomy 25:5-10. King James Version (KJV) 

   5. If brethren dwell together, and one of them dies, and has no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him as a wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother unto her.
   6. And it shall be, that the firstborn which she breadth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.  
   7. And if the man likes not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, my husband's brother refuses’ to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
   8. Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her; 
   9. Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, so shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house.
  10. And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed. 
 
    This is just WRONG and thankfully has gone the way of the Dodo Bird. It much like the aforementioned Dodo just doesn't fly. No wonder MOST of the Repiglickin Party in their heart of hearts just does not care for, or actually despise women. It's because the "GOD," most of them claim to follow. Yes sir/mam, the same "GOD" I mentioned in the third paragraph. He's the literal author of the book this nonsense is taken from.

    Surely folks know what book I'm talking about, unless someone reading this has been living a under rock. Come to think about it, ALLOT of Americans may have no other options left other than living under a rock or in a cave if the greedy default derivative swapping Wall Street barons finish the attacks on those who were only trying to live the American Dream. Well turns out since he, "GOD" really doesn’t care too much for women either. He thinks they should be subservient and know their place in the home, and be a baby maker.

    Willing, or not, and If she doesn't conceive does she then get stoned. And I am not talking about Cheeche & Chong kind of stoned! Also should she scrub the house spic n span clean, & cook the Head & Master of the home and her, what he orders here to cook and it better be ready when he is. Everyone knows that’s today's Women would and SHOULD NOT, I repeat SHOULD NOT stand for this kind of behavior not now. Okay it should not have been biblical law then, of now. I'm just saying. ALL women should be treated with respect in today’s society and thought of as an EQUAL.

   Let me say a Powerful, Strong willed take no prisoner women of today, Is what some men  need today to tame them of their of their misogynistic a-hole way of thinking and acting. These are qualities I truly admire in a woman. Powerful, Strong willed take no prisoner. If I didn't happen to be gay, Qualities like there would be something I would look for to share life with.

   OH yeah not to beat a dead horse of anything. But, I have also heard people talk of this will jolly old guy that gives EVERY child in the WHOLE World toys on a certain night of the year, well if you have been nice, BAD boys and girls get a lump of coal in their stocking. Next year perhaps you will behave. Jolly old guy, isn't that an oxymoron or what? But I have a hunch that this "jolly old guy" is make believe. What do you think? Hope this was worth the read.
Thanks for your time.
Johnny Carson

Jul 10, 2010

The Scariest Moment Came When

That stupid idiot tried to lower himself from the roof of his apt bldg to his 3rd floor balcony, and wouldn't you know it he slipped and after hitting the ledge of his own balcony the ledge of the 2nd floor balcony then bouncing off the first floor stair rail when he hit the ground you could hear the screaming for blocks away. When 911 was called and paramedics arrived they cut all his clothes off in front of all the neighbors that came running to the screams. The fool broke his pelvis in half and on the left side, cracked three vertebrae, three ribs and had a whole in his left leg. I know he won't try that again.

Aug 23, 2009

Sermon Of Hatred



Listen to these combined clips (h/t Crooks and Liars) I like to call The Sermon of Hatred.




Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona thinks I or others like me should be executed. OH and he thinks Barak Obama should die too. I cannot figure out who he hates more, gay people or our President. It would seem that he and some of our other Talibangelical brethren (Fred Phelps) want to interpret the bible to adapt to their ideology and disregard any of the teachings that doesn't fit their needs. They make-up the rules as they go along. I realize that Organized Religion (Christianity) has brought compassion to the suffering (if you are not in one of groups their pissing on) Of course to judge all of religion(s) as wicked ignores the sacrifices of so many for so much throughout time. But some of our Talibangelical brethren forget these words. "That which you do to the least of my brothers, that you do onto me!"

His tale of Barney Frank is nothing less than pure slander and he should have his tax exempt status removed or sued. Yes Rep. Frank is gay and did at one time have a relationship with a prostitute whom he befriended and hired as an aide. That he fired when learned he was running a prostitution ring out of his house. BUT, the prostitute that he was involved with (Mr. Steve Gobie) was not a minor; and none of the prostitutes Mr. Gobie pimped out were minors either. Barney Frank reported all of this to the House ethics committee entirely on his own when he found out what was going on, and was not arrested over any of this. Frank continues to sit in Congress as one of it’s' most respected and principled members.

Say what you will, I know that religion (Christianity) has helped some through bad times, been a source of joy and inspiration. BUT, I refuse to cleave to a religion (Christianity) that encourages me to hate anybody, or blame people for who they are, or take action on things that are no business of mine. Never once in my life have I molested anyone, or thought about it for that matter. Nor have I tried recruiting anyone don't get me wrong, today I am happy being who and what I am. At the same time I wouldn't dare actively pull ANYONE into most of the things I have been through in my life. I was born who I am, I do not need a scientific proof I was born gay. We (Gay people) are the proof. This is not something I have chosen; unlike my "lifestyle" religion, (Christianity) on the other hand is a chosen "lifestyle." You chose who to hate not who to love.

Pastor Anderson asked! How Are They Multiplying? This is silly actually if you think about it. Most of us have just become more comfortable coming out and being who we really are. Therein lies one of Anderson's biggest fears, because for the longest time religion (Christianity) has been used by some of our Talibangelical brethren as a way of Marginalizing women, Marginalizing homosexuals, Promoting war, Fostering intolerance, Making preachers rich, Keeping people scared for their entire lives & Repressing natural sexual desire. NOW pure hatred for them is bubbling up. This doesn't stop people from being who they are, and that’s what I admire in a person. Someone who can be who they are and can think for themselves and not living life the way someone else tells them they should be living it, I have more respect for someone like that than I would Pastor Anderson or of the religion (Christianity) he lets spew like bile from his lips. Steve Anderson is a walking testimony of why people are running from religion (Christianity) like the plague.

Jun 15, 2009

Do you posses Biblical Morality?

This was a fun quiz to take. I will admit although, I answered the questions as if I were a victim of the brain-washing techniques of the Religious Industrial Complex. Alas I escaped their stronghold and enjoy being allowed to think for myself and I never wait to be spoon fed what it is I am supposed to think.


Your morality is 85% in line with that of the bible.
 

You are a good and moral Christian. Jerry Falwell would be proud! Now go sacrifice an ox for the sweet savour of the lord!

Do You Have Biblical Morals?
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Jun 13, 2009

Exactly what do these people THE GAY, have to be proud about?"


Earlier this month President Obama declared June to LGBT Pride Month, and right on cue the American Taliban (religious right) went into overdrive. Take a look at this prize winning “Media Advisory”
via Christian News Wire.

Contact: Catherine Rouse, Vision America, 936-560-3900, Catherine@visionamerica.us

Noting that President Barack Obama has proclaimed June "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month," Vision America President Dr. Rick Scarborough asks: "Exactly what do these people -- defined exclusively by their aberrant sexual behavior -- have to be proud about?"

"Perhaps they should be proud of the fact that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2005, 71% of all HIV infections were among 'men who have sex with other men' -- a group that represents at most 2% of the adult population?"

Wow what can be said about this? Once again this is a favorite tactic with the foes of Moe’s, using outdated information. That information is actually from 2003 released in 2005. Let’s just take a look at the LATEST numbers from The CDC.

Persons infected through male-to-male sexual contact accounted for nearly half (48%, or 532,000 persons) of all persons living with HIV in the US in 2006.
"Maybe the president thinks they should be proud that, according to a 1978 study, 36% of male homosexuals reported having up to 1,000 different sex partners over the course of their lives? Researchers tell us that the AIDS epidemic has changed nothing in this regard."

Now, I have to say with this cited study, it would be nice if the good man of god would have provided a link with some proof to back up his statement. So I roamed the Google looking for any information regarding this study, wouldn’t you know it the only web sites where this study appeared happened to ALL be right ring Christian sites. Pouring over them we learn that Dr. Rick Scarborough is trying to pull a fast one. It was 28% not 36%

The study
was done 30 years ago and the extrapolation that the homosexual population's sexual behavior then and now is the same is not validated. Contrary to that, in a different long-term prospective study carried out more recently, Johnston et al (1999) looked into the sexual risk behavior of homosexual men in 1984/85 and 1995/96. They found that the percentages of homosexual young men who had more than 10 partners in 1984/85 was 55% and in 1995/96 was 16%, showing clearly that the homosexual male population’s number of partners have reduced very significantly from the ‘80s to the ‘90s.

"Does the president think gay militants should be proud of the part they're playing in the deconstruction of marriage and assaults on First Amendment freedom of speech and religion, through so-called same-sex marriage, 'hate crimes' legislation and public school indoctrination?" Scarborough inquired.

OH brother how long are we going to have to keep hearing all the lies? First of all DIVORCE is the leading cause of the deconstruction of marriage. No religious official or denomination would be forced to recognize that marriage. Just like today, no church is required to recognize any marriage conducted by a civil authority. Why would marriage suddenly be taught it school if LGBT people are given equal marriage rights? It’s never been taught concerning opposite marriage.
If you want to truly discuss indoctrination, start with religion.
Although religion and people of all faiths have contributed greatly to society, failing to acknowledge the misdeeds, harm and turmoil it has contributed too as well is utterly hippocratic.

Dr. Scarborough added: "Barack Obama is the first president to ask us to celebrate that which the Bible specifically and unequivocally condemns."

Actually he is NOT the first president to declare June to be LGBT Pride Month. President Bill Clinton proclaimed June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in America June 11, 1999; furthermore no one is being FORCED or asked to celebrate that which they do not agree. Now since the good Dr. asked in the beginning of his “Media Alert.”

"Exactly what do these people -- defined exclusively by their aberrant sexual behavior -- have to be proud about?"

First I think it is telling that he assumes our lives and loves are only about sex, this is a common misconception. As more and more people are beginning to realize that our lives are not all that different and can be just as productive or possibly dysfunctional as any other family in any neighborhood, but still there will always be that fraction of society that has NO DESIRE to get to know us on a personal level. Lets face it the anti-gay industry is very profitable. But I digress. Here are just a few things the LGBT community has to proud of.

Florence Nightingale
is best known for having founded modern nursing and helped improve the care provided by hospitals. Nightingale became famous for her dedication toward the welfare of her patients, earning the nickname "the Lady with the Lamp" for her tending the sick through the night.

Nightingale, played a vital role in the opening up of legitimate careers for women outside the home and, in this way, helped create the social and economic conditions that made the modern lesbian (and heterosexual working woman) possible. Her work won her fame, awards, and honors during her lifetime. She was honored with the Royal Red Cross in 1883 and was also the first woman elected to the Royal Statistical Society.

In 1907, she was the first woman to be granted the British Order of Merit. Her work was invaluable to society and set a foundation for high sanitary standards. The world is indebted to Florence Nightingale and her amazing contributions to medicine.

Alan Turing! Considered to be Father of the modern computer science. Although to Turing a "computer" was a person who carried out a computation, we must see in his description of a universal Turing machine what we today think of as a computer with the tape as the program.

When war was declared in 1939 Turing immediately moved to work full-time at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. Although the work carried out at Bletchley Park was covered by the Official Secrets Act, much has recently become public knowledge. Turing's brilliant ideas in solving codes, and developing computers to assist break them, may have saved more lives of military personnel in the course of the war than any other.

Turing was recently named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people of the 20th Century.

Baron von Steuben, February 23, 1778. A Prussian military genius, he trained George Washington's bedraggled militia at Valley Forge, molding it into a powerful force that, to everyone's amazement, fought the mighty British to a draw at the Battle of Monmouth. Many historians consider him to be the second-most-indispensable hero of the American Revolution after Washington. In fact, Von Steuben's ideas and techniques remained the foundation of the U.S. military for 150 years. Nonetheless, most Americans have never heard of him. You see, Baron von Steuben was gay. He fled Europe and ended up at Valley Forge. Also, it pertains immensely to the issue of homosexuals in the U.S. military now. The following winter (1779-1780) his commission was representing Washington to Congress regarding the reorganization of the army.

He later traveled with Nathanael Greene-the new commander of the Southern campaign. He quartered in Virginia since the American supplies and soldiers would be provided to the army from there. He aided the campaign in the south during the spring of 1781, culminating in the delivery of 450 Virginia Continentals to Lafayette in June. He was forced to take sick leave, rejoining the army for the final campaign at Yorktown. At Yorktown his role was as commander of one of the three divisions of Washington's troops. He gave assistance to Washington in demobilizing the army in 1783 as well as aiding in the defense plan of the new nation. He became an American citizen by act of Pennsylvania legislature in March 1784 (and later by the New York authorities in July 1786). He was discharged from the military with honor, March 24, 1784.

Seems to me we have quite a lot to proud of. You must know, I have only barely scratched the surface; there’s ALOT of noteworthy LGBT individuals throughout history that have contributed to the betterment of society.
Author: JC
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May 29, 2009

Another Right Wing Website, American Principles Project

American Principles Project. Aren't there already enough of these organizations duping Americans? Like Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, Concerned Women for America, the American Family Association, or the Traditional Values Coalition! So what I ask is why do we need another organization operating under the guise of a religious organization?


This is basically their Mission Statement.

The United States of America does not need new principles. It needs renewed fidelity to the principles set forth in our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. These are timeless principles: truths that we hold, in Jefferson's immortal words, to be, "self-evident." They are, moreover, universal principles, not the historically contingent beliefs or customs of a particular sect, clan or tribe. They are rooted in the nature of man as a being who, by virtue of his God-given dignity and rationality, owns the right to participate in the great project of self-government as a free and equal citizen. Whatever others may say, we at the American Principles Project and all who join with us reaffirm the truth that each and every member of the human family is, "created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

{Emphasis Mine} They forgot to add! Except LGBT, brown people, atheist or ANYONE who doesn't march lock and step with them or and all their beliefs. No way will all Americans agree on everything. I find it impossible for these people to think American citizens (except for the fringe element) would or could agree with any policy that works to relegate some CITIZENS to a second class status. I do not recall ever seeing it written "With Liberty and Justice for ALL, EXCEPT TEH GAY"

If these timeless principles are to be restored and our national commitment to them renewed, then a new voice is needed in American politics, a voice that is unafraid to stand up for what is right and speak out against what is wrong. Indeed, that "voice" must be nothing less than millions of American voices raised in unison in defense of political liberty and economic freedom, the sanctity of human life and the integrity of marriage and the family, and the sovereignty and security of our nation.

{Emphasis Mine} In other words the only voice that should be counted and relied upon are voices that is in agreement with their beliefs, and to hell with what the rest of American Citizens think. Boy they really respect that constitution, No freedom of speech in their view of America. To think these people claim marriage equality would infringe on their freedom of speech, but its fine for them to suggest theirs should be the lone voice.

Are we conservatives? You bet we are, if by a "conservative" one means a believer in the rule of law, democracy, limited government and respect for civil liberties, private property and the free market, equality of opportunity, the sanctity of human life, the protection of marriage and the family, and the defense of our nation's sovereignty and security. For us, these convictions are not platitudes. We are convinced that the renewal of our nation and the flourishing of our people vitally depend on making these historic ideals and commitments once again operative in the laws and policies by which we govern ourselves.

{Emphasis Mine} 1. Rule of law: Except for when torture is involved, especially against brown people who worship a false religion. 2a. Limited government and respect for civil liberties: Except when it involves a women's uterus and a fetus. 2b. Except when it comes to keeping marriage from LGBT individuals, consenting adults who happen to be taxpaying CITIZENS. The only civil liberties these groups want protected are you can bet religious liberties is what their focus is on, as if there is an effort to curtail these liberties. Well there is, but only in their minds. Limited government? I think these groups just like the way that sounds and will garner them attention, they do not really mean it.

Our ancestors came from Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America . . . and from all over the globe. We practice many different religions. But we are united as Americans in our commitment to the wisdom and goodness of the principles upon which the United States of America was founded and in our willingness to act on these principles and defend them in the public square. We believe that the way forward, economically, politically, and morally, is to rededicate ourselves to those timeless self-evident truths.

{Emphasis Mine} AHEM more of the lie that America is a Christian Nation, this is not true. So yeah in some cases we do need to "rededicate ourselves." America is not a Christian according to the constitution, Never at any time in history have all Americans been Christians.

In 1797 America made a treaty with Tripoli, declaring that "the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.

"The U.S. Constitution is a secular document. It begins, "We the people," and contains no mention of "God" or "Christianity." Its only references to religion are exclusionary, such as, "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust" (Art. VI), and "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" (First Amendment). The presidential oath of office, the only oath detailed in the Constitution, does not contain the phrase "so help me God" or any requirement to swear on a bible (Art. II, Sec. 1, Clause 8). If we are a Christian nation, why doesn't our Constitution say so?

Thomas Jefferson had this to say.

"[When] the [Virginia] bill for establishing religious freedom... was finally passed, a singular proposition proved that its protection of opinion was meant to be universal. Where the preamble declares that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word "Jesus Christ," so that it should read "a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion." The insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend within the mantle of its protection the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo and infidel of every denomination." --Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821. ME 1:67

"Our civil rights have no dependence upon our religious opinions more than our opinions in physics or geometry." --Thomas Jefferson: Statute for Religious Freedom, 1779. ME 2:301, Papers 2:545

"Our Constitution... has not left the religion of its citizens under the power of its public functionaries, were it possible that any of these should consider a conquest over the consciences of men either attainable or applicable to any desirable purpose." --Thomas Jefferson: Reply to New London Methodists, 1809. ME 16:332

"Our particular principles of religion are a subject of accountability to God alone. I inquire after no man's, and trouble none with mine." --Thomas Jefferson to Miles King, 1814. ME 14:198