Saturday, June 15, 2013
Got That Right!
Rob Boston at Wall of Separation, the blog of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, has it exactly right:
Whenever I hear someone – especially a politician – say that the First Amendment protects freedom of religion, not freedom from religion, I just want to start screaming.This is in reaction to Rick ('I'm too stupid even for Republicans') Perry's signing message of a Texas bill to "allow" public schools to use the term "Christmas."
As Boston continues:
[T]hat statement is inane and shows great ignorance of our founding principles. Religious Right figures started using it a few years ago, apparently believing they had stumbled onto something clever. In fact, they are simply spouting puerile nonsense.Oh, go read it! I'm so tired of "the stupid party" that it is hard to work up the moral indignation it deserves.