Fighting Theocracy With Theocracy
By Elisha Dorfsmith
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”
A new Christian battle cry is ringing throughout the land and spreading like a virus through Facebook, blogs, message boards, and emails. It says:
“Islam is not protected by the first amendment because Islam is not a religion…it is a theocracy!”
These anti Muslim crusaders go on to say that “The Constitution is inseparable from Christian principles.”
Onward Christian soldiers! The best way to fight theocracy is by supporting a theocracy of your own…right?
Christian groups and leaders have been pushing for a theocratic form of government for years:
They have fought to ban certain speech because they find it offensive and contrary to their religious values.
They use the bible to justify their support for a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.
They use their religion to support the failed drug war.
They use the old testament to justify and support the death penalty.
Their holy book says that Israel is God’s chosen nation so they blindly support wars that protect Israel’s interests over our own.
In a nutshell, many American Christians would support making Christianity the national religion and forcing their values on other religions or those with no religion. Don’t believe me? Go read the archives of the Christian Coalition, the Moral Majority, or even Focus On The Family. A Christian theocracy is the ultimate goal.
I personally could care less what religion is attacking my personal freedom and trying to force it’s way of life on me. The Constitution not only protects all religions in this country but it also protects me from any religion that pushes for a theocratic form of government. Islam and Christianity are both wrong for trying and I refuse to allow either to take away my liberty.