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Monday, October 24, 2011

It's outrageous

     A friend of mine sent me an email tonight, and it's just ridiculous.  Apparently, lawmakers in California think they're God now.  They're judging some religions to be inferior, and are moving to have these religions classed as second class religions, no longer protected by the first amendment.  It's total and complete bull crap is what it is.  Who do they think they are?  Who gave them the right to judge others' religious beliefs?  Of course, the religions they're targeting don't have a lot of practitioners, so there aren't many people to protest them.  Luckily, you can do something about it.  There is a petition you can sign, saying you disagree with their judgement.  In this country, we are all supposed to be free to believe what we want.  We are not supposed to be discriminated against because of our beliefs, no matter how unpopular they are.  (Obviously, I'm not talking about religions that assert their need for human sacrifices.  I'm talking about well established religions, like Wicca.)  If you feel as I do, that ALL religions should be protected, then sign the petition here.  We need to speak out, or the next thing we know, we'll have an official religion, like England does.  It's a quick and easy process.  Enter you name, your email addy, and your zip code.  Then click the link in your email to prove it's a working email addy.  That's it.  (Feel free to opt out of updates.  I did!!)  I hope lots of you will sign this.  It needs to be brought to the attention of all of us who value our freedoms. 


Rachel said...

Wow, that is complete and utter bull. They are totally violating people's rights. There needs to be a serious intervention there. I can't believe that in this country, we could be so callous towards others while we run around touting about freedom. This doesn't sound like freedom to me. :(

mdgtjulie said...

I'm right there with you Rachel. As long as your religion doesn't hurt anyone else, or cause harm to society as a whole, I'm good with it. I can't believe this crap.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I quite agree with you about religious freedom. However I must defend MY country. Just because we have an official religion (Church of England or CofE) does not mean we are intolerant of other religions. We haven't burnt anyone for their beliefs since Tudor times!
All modern religions (and some ancient ones) are taught in all our state schools. (A state school is a free one, we call fee paying schools Private schools).
Unless your child attends a religious school (eg Catholic) they are taught that "people who are Christian believe..." rather than "WE believe..."
I would venture to say that England is alot more tolerant of the various religions than America is! We also don't have schools teaching that evolution is bunkum.
Thus rests the case for the defence of my country LOL.

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this Julie!