Tuesday’s votes in various states – many of which were extremely controversial – were for the most part defeated. Mississippians rejected the Republican Personhood/Anti-Abortion Initiative… (phew!)
A story in The New York Times concludes:
And while voters in Mississippi, one of the most conservative states, turned away a measure that would have outlawed all abortions and many forms of contraception and had drawn conservative support from members of both parties, they tightened their voting laws to require some from of government-approved identification. Democrats had opposed the requirement, saying it was a thinly disguised attempt to intimidate voters of color.
In Maine, where Republicans recently had ended same-day registration at polling places, voters decided to restore the practice, which Democrats support.
In my view, it was a wonderfully DISMAL day for Republican Conservatives who want to set the clock back on women’s issues, LGBT issues, gay marriage, Unions, abortions, immigration in favor of Christian rule…. and so much more.
For the record, I have nothing against Christianity – I’m one, sort of.
Every religion has value – just as every human being has value. Christianity should not define a person any more than Islam should. Let people wear their religion proudly but quietly, please.
I get very cantankerous when it comes to categorizing the United States as a Christian nation. It is not true. Never has been. Talk to the hand on that one.
Why do people have to shout so loudly about “being Christian?” It seems unbecoming and counter-intuitive to the spirit of Christianity.
Anyone who has to press and press and ram religion down people’s throats is insecure in their own belief. True “Believers” don’t need to call attention to themselves.
Christian Conservatives, and many of the tea drinkers, would like the rest of us to believe if you are not Christian, you’re nothing. Excuse me?!!
How would the Christians like it if we became a Hindu or Islam nation? They wouldn’t like hearing that anymore than non-Christians like to hear Christians shouting their superiority!
How does this sound…
We are a Jewish nation because Judaism rules!
I say we are a Buddist nation.
Excuuuuse me, we are a Islam religious nation.
Dammit, I said we are a Hindu nation!
Well, CLEARLY this nation is all about Scientology – duh!
Get outta town, you nut case – there’s no denying that we are becoming a Bahá’í people.
Gimme a freakin break people, we are a Tele-evangelist society, always have been, always will be.
Well, butter my biscuits, we are a nation of Yoga tele-novelas!
Butter your own biscuit buddy – you clown, there is no dispute here – we are an HBO nation.
HBO. They don’t HAVE religion on there!
Hah! That’s my point, you pea brained parasite – I like my religion ‘HBO Latino’ style. So, hasta la vista to you, baby!
This country was built by immigrants of all religions. We are a diverse nation of every color and every religion known created by man. Every one of them has a place behind the scenes and out of the workplace, out of government – not down our throats!
I get so angry when people can’t see WHY religion is the ultimate, dangerous divide.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. ~ Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, (1818 – 1883)
- Message From Tuesday’s Elections: Government Should Back Off (blogs.wsj.com)
- It’s Not Easy Being Hard… (nicolemaschke1.wordpress.com)
- ED PALM | We shouldn’t be a ‘Christian nation’ (kitsapsun.com)
- What religions are really against Christianity (wiki.answers.com)