|The Scariest Web Site I have Ever Been To....
||[Mar. 8th, 2004|08:08 am]
Life In Stasis
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I was reading some news on yahoo.com and there was a quote from a member of the christian coalition(sounds like a bad wrestling tag team) saying that the Mayor of Seattle recognizing out of state gay marriages for public employs health benefits and the what not is "Anarchy", so I decided to check out their website.
Some of the information I read on this page read like an Orwell novel, these people seriously want to move us back to the early days of the century and keep the women barefoot and pregnant. There is a petition on the site to President Bush to keep women in military out of harms way. My sister is currently in a forward area as a Naval "medic" and she would have it no other way, I'm also sure there are many other women who feel the same way my sister does and would be hurt to be told they should not be there.
They also have a petition to "stop judicial tyranny in America". In it they say "For the past 50 or so years, our federal judges have indeed been overriding the will of the American people and legislating from the bench: taking prayer out of schools (1962;) taking the Pledge of Allegiance out of schools because of the words "Under God" (2003;) taking the 10 Commandments out of the public square (2003;) and removing God from all public places in America through hundreds of tyrannical decisions."
Over riding the will of the "People"?
I would say upholding the Constitution is what they were doing. The last time I checked prayer was allowed in school, but school "sanctioned" prayer was not(i.e. an individual or group could meet early for class or before lunch and pray, the school could not back them or force others to pray). I believe the Pledge of Allegiance fits this also, all though I think it should be modified to it's original state by removing "one nation under god"(that's right kiddies that line was not added until 1954).
The same would go for the Ten Commandments outside of the courthouse in Alabama. I'm sure these people would have a heart attack if a state supreme court judge put up something that was out of the Torah or the Koran. The idea is the Government is not supposed to endorse one religion(remember the pilgrims). Imagine going in to your state Supreme Court being Jewish or Muslim, and passing this large sculpture of the Ten Commandments. You would feel as is you had already lost. Also God has not been removed from all "public places", I still see churches at most street corners, and fast food restaurant signs saying "God Bless America". It has been removed from government run "Public Places".
Well since all of these "Tyrannical" things have happened the "coalition" supports making an end run around the Supreme Court and pushing for Amendments to the Constitution, including a ban on gay marriages. This sounds like a great idea to me. Since it's ratification in 1788 there has been one and only one amendment that denies any right to any people and that was prohibition, which was eventually overturned a few years later, and was directed at the entire country not an individual grouping of said people.
I don't know I just find it hard to believe that in a time where we have a world in such chaos the biggest problem some people can find is letting two people who love each other get married, and then have no problem twisting the foundation that has made this not only a lasting Democracy but the strongest our world has seen to their benefit.