Wednesday, June 20, 2007

This Is What I've Been Talking About

Remember all the times I have pointed out that the 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion protects Christianst too? And how often Christians poo-poo that sentiment and claim that "freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom from religion?"

Well, the religious right in Virginia should have listened to me. They went to court last year to force the Albermarle school district to allow religious literature to be sent home with kids in the form of "backpack mail." Previously, the district had not allowed sectarian literature to be included. Guess what's happened now?

So, the Religious Right got what they wanted from the federal courts (the same federal courts they accuse of “kicking God out of the public schools”) and now they’re hopping mad…again.

World [Nut] Daily reports that the Albemarle School District is under attack by a Religious Right group for sending students home with flyers for Camp Quest, an overnight summer camp for young atheists, agnostics and freethinkers.
Yep, that's right. The religious right won the right to send religious flyers home with kids, but now they're pissed that other groups than Christians are taking advantage.

I told you so. The religious right thinks "religion" only means Christianity, so they fight and fight to get "religion" put into schools and other public places, without a thought to the fact that "religion" means any and all religions or points of view on religion.

The hypocrisy is breath taking. Have these people never heard of Pandora's Box? There is wisdom outside the Bible and fundamentalist preachers, folks, and perhaps they should look into some of it.



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