Thursday, June 24, 2004

 

Whatever happened to the separation of church and state?

Lord knows I have my issues with the ADL, but here's a case where they are right on point. Apparently, the ADL didn't take kindly to the Texas Republican Party's platform, which stated, "The Republican Party of Texas affirms that the United States of America is a Christian nation, and the public acknowledgment of God is undeniable in our history." According to Reuters: "The Anti-Defamation League said the Texas Republicans should modify the language in their platform 'to reinforce principles that unite our diverse nation.'" Of course the Texas Republican Party spokesperson fell back on the old "our founding fathers had a deep faith in God" excuse, which in no way addresses the issue that the United States is NOT a Christian nation! The two issues are very different. In fact, our founding fathers were pretty damn explicit in their intention to maintain a separation of church and state. I, for one, would like to keep it that way. The Texas Republican Party does not.

[Thanks to John in DC for pointing this one out]

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