Sunday, February 25, 2007

Theocracy on the march

If this doesn't scare the Hell out of you, you're already dead.

The Department of Justice, led by Alberto Gonzalez, is in the process of setting up legal courts in CHURCHES. Follow this link:

Under a new program called "Fugitive Safe Surrender", Federal money will be given to churches to convince fugitives to turn themselves in. They will be arraigned in court IN A CHURCH, and MINISTERS will advocate for the prisoners. What in the name of the Constitution happened to the separation of church and state? Inquisitory minds want to know! Given our present governments advocacy of torture, it is only a matter of time until churches are given the right to FORCE confessions as well as hear them.

And why churches, instead of Starbucks or Home Depot? The Feds could as easily set up a similar program there without running afoul of the"establishment"clause. Unless that is exactly the intent!

The DOJ is also pushing a new initiative called "The First Freedom Project" to make it easier for people to file religious discrimination complaints. A recent poll shows that 60% of American Christians now believe that their religious freedoms are under attack. Is it any wonder that Gonzalez approached the fundamentalist Southern Baptist Convention to use their forum to roll out this new plan?

Plainly, his aim is to have the courts flooded with religious discrimination lawsuits. It will give "legitimacy" to the perceived "war on Christianity", fuelling the fervor of the religious right, and make it harder to defend against the relentless assault on the First Amendment. Bring enough cases to the right judges, which assuredly are in place, and we are through as a democracy.

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