Sunday, December 11, 2005

Have yourselves a Jerry little Christmas

Even though Jerry Fallwell is making money telling people that the Government is trying to stamp out Christmas, and even though the State of Georgia has introduced a bill making it illegal for the Government to tell anyone they can’t say “Merry Christmas” (they’ve never tried to) and even though the Religious Right is doing a war dance centered around the fiction that the ACLU is filing suit against anyone who vocalized that sentiment – the latest Crusade is against Science, reason and freedom of belief, not against Christmas.

Paul Mirecki, the professor at the University of Kansas who was beaten by Kansas Kristians after making statements critical of the “Intelligent Design” crusade, says he has been forced to resign his post as chairman of the Religious Studies department. Mirecki said he’s angry because KU didn’t back him after “religious conservatives” attacked him for his plan to teach a course dealing with intelligent design as a religious idea, which of course, it is.

"The University penalized me and denied me my Constitutionally protected right to speak and express my mind," he said in a written statement Friday for the Lawrence Journal-World.

Our freedom of speech and our freedom of religion have never been under such a concerted attack. The religious Right has no interest other than to assert themselves as the founding authority or our country and they have no moral scruples whatever about doing what it takes to conquer.

Our constitution was designed to keep these people at bay without interfering with their right to lie to us. God help us if we allow them to interfere with our right to hear the truth.


phinky said...

The headline should read, "College professor attacked by terrorists". I fail to see how these Christian fundamentalists are any different than the Taliban of Afghanistan. Our country is sooooo

Crankyboy said...

They think not getting caught in a lie is the same thing a stelling the truth.

Capt. Fogg said...

And now we have Oh-Reilly making up stories about Saginaw Michigan forbidding anyone to wear Red and Green. It's a total fabrication, but out there lots of people will believe it.

Ther is no more truth, there's nothing left but lies.

Crankyboy said...

Then how can I trust you?

Capt. Fogg said...

Become a Republican and trust in lies.