Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christianity, The New Federal Religion...

The bill below passed the house on Dec 11th. I assume it'll make it to the President's desk. It effectively makes Christianity the official religion of the US Federal Government.

This opens the door to basing hiring firing decisions according to the faith a person practices and which Church they attend.

Now considering that the Religious Right are fundamentalists and mainly Baptists, I think it is safe to assume that Catholicism and other liberal sects of Christianity are going to end up having second class status if any. The illegal immigrants that are so hated in this country are mostly Catholics. So Catholicism may be forced into hiding underground in a few more election cycles.

It looks like the United States of America is becoming a Theocracy. Just look at the Presidential playing field. On the Republican side the current front runners are measured by how often God and Jesus sits down and has heart to heart talks with them. Our next President, like Bush, may serve his term taking orders from God.

Who would've thought that in our lifetimes, we'd adopt an Official State Religion?

Now it'll be up to Congress to start passing laws specifying how and when we must worship Jesus. Guidelines should be appearing in Government approved religious books and DVDs soon. And remember, what starts as a government guideline to worship, will soon enough become a Theocratic Law.

Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith. (Introduced in House)

HRES 847 IH1S

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 847

Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 6, 2007

Mr. KING of Iowa (for himself, Mr. AKIN, Mrs. BACHMANN, Mr. BAKER, Mr. BARRETT of South Carolina, Mr. BISHOP of Utah, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. BRADY of Texas, Mr. BROUN of Georgia, Mr. BROWN of South Carolina, Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. CARTER, Mr. CONAWAY, Mr. DAVID DAVIS of Tennessee, Mr. DOOLITTLE, Mr. FEENEY, Mr. FORTENBERRY, Ms. FOXX, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. GINGREY, Mr. GOHMERT, Mr. HAYES, Mr. HERGER, Mr. ISSA, Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. JONES of North Carolina, Mr. JORDAN of Ohio, Mr. KINGSTON, Mr. KLINE of Minnesota, Mr. KUHL of New York, Mr. LAHOOD, Mr. LAMBORN, Mr. LAMPSON, Mr. DANIEL E. LUNGREN of California, Mr. MCCAUL of Texas, Mr. MCINTYRE, Mrs. MCMORRIS RODGERS, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mrs. MUSGRAVE, Mrs. MYRICK, Mr. NEUGEBAUER, Mr. POE, Mr. SALI, Mr. SHADEGG, Mr. SMITH of Texas, Mr. STEARNS, Mr. TERRY, Mr. TIAHRT, Mr. WALBERG, Mr. WELDON of Florida, Mr. WILSON of South Carolina, Mr. DAVIS of Kentucky, and Mrs. DRAKE) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.

Whereas Christmas, a holiday of great significance to Americans and many other cultures and nationalities, is celebrated annually by Christians throughout the United States and the world;

Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the United States, making Christianity the religion of over three-fourths of the American population;

Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world and the religion of about one-third of the world population;

Whereas Christians identify themselves as those who believe in the salvation from sin offered to them through the sacrifice of their savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and who, out of gratitude for the gift of salvation, commit themselves to living their lives in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Bible;

Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization;

Whereas the United States, being founded as a constitutional republic in the traditions of western civilization, finds much in its history that points observers back to its roots in Christianity;

Whereas on December 25 of each calendar year, American Christians observe Christmas, the holiday celebrating the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ;

Whereas for Christians, Christmas is celebrated as a recognition of God's redemption, mercy, and Grace; and

Whereas many Christians and non-Christians throughout the United States and the rest of the world, celebrate Christmas as a time to serve others: Now, therefore be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

(1) recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;

(2) expresses continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide;

(3) acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith;

(4) acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization;

(5) rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide; and

(6) expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world.

3 Comments:

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Timothy said...

>" I think it is safe to assume that Catholicism and other liberal sects of Christianity are going to end up having second class status if any"

Nah. Having established legal precedent, Catholics will just have Catholicism declared the official religion. Beware the law of unintended consequences.

 
At 9:51 PM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

But then there would be no hope of Mike Huckabee becoming the first US Pope and Pharaoh.

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Edgar said...

We have a clown congreffs. They are the most immoral bunch in history, this is blatant hypocrisy. It is always the biggest pieces of crap that proclaim their godliness the loudest.

 

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