They are us. These oppressive laws are not built on a secular or rational foundation, they are entirely the product of peculiar religious beliefs of a minority that we’ve encouraged to flex and grow.
Source: The corruption is next door. Wake up!
The situation is old, it’s been this way my whole 60+ years of life as explained to me before I was 10 years old by my American Baptist Minister Dad. He clearly taught me that many, sometimes a majority, of religious people want to have their peculiar beliefs forced on everyone else by government. We were Danbury style American Baptist so our faith included the absolute separation of church and state, unlike the regressive and oppressive majority of Baptists (southern & independent).
Title is a quote from “It Can’t Happen Here” by Sinclair Lewis. Go read PZ’s post for more details.
It’s an unfortunately under-reported fact that our recent attempted insurrection had a strong unifying force: White Christian Nationalism. You didn’t see many atheists or Muslims or Jew…
Source: Religion is a force that fosters fanaticism
I wish I’d paid more attention to my headline on my hike Saturday ;-), but seriously Ilya’s article is must read for those concerned about constitutional rights.
If Texas’ SB 8 subterfuge works, it would be a dangerous road map for attacking other constitutional rights. The slippery slope risks on the other side are minor by comparison.
Source: Limiting Principles and the Texas SB 8 Case – Why Texas’ Law is a Greater Slippery Slope Menace than a Ruling Against it Would be – Reason.com
Forcing more segregation at taxpayer expense is not promoting worthwhile civil rights.
Old segregationists’ aims and efforts are becoming a new civil right in education. And states and the federal government are increasingly OK with that.
Source: School Vouchers Are Just Code for ‘Segregation Forever’
For anyone who won’t give their money to the anti-equality chicken restaurant do realize that Brave is the browser equivalent. The founder/CEO is openly anti-marriage equality so use any one of the many other browsers that aren’t anti-equality..
Hoschton Georgia appears to be competing for the title of most racist town in the USA. Multiple elected officials are quoted clearly spouting racist thoughts and asking the other politicians to cover it all up to hide their racism. If these elected bigots keep their jobs it means the majority of the population of that place are extreme racists.
Unfortunately the man who was discriminated against seems to accept the situation partly because he got a better job elsewhere so it’s unlikely the city will face any legal repercussions.
Source: Georgia mayor under fire for alleged remarks about black job candidate
I long ago reached the opposite conclusion: if an organization brags about it’s piety, that’s a clear sign that they’ve got no integrity.
I was actually taught that by my American Baptist Minster dad back in the 1960’s. Go read the whole post as always it’s well done.