“When religion stops being a belief system and turns into an enforcement system, it’s no longer a religion; it’s fascism.”
Five of the judges who voted to abolish Roe V Wade are Catholic, and the sixth, Neil Gorsuch, is Episcopalian (AKA Catholic “lite”). It’s also interesting to note that the three justices appointed by the previous president placed their hand on a bible and swore an oath to tell the truth — and then lied about how they would deal with a case against Roe V Wade. Lying to Congress is a charge that should end in impeachment.
And once more, America finds itself with another mess of tangled laws that sharply divide the separation of the states. For example, several states, notably Texas and Florida, have declared that if a woman dares to leave the state to seek an abortion, they will track her down and return her to the state to face murder charges, fines and other foolish legal mumbo-jumbo.
“No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” – The 14th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries” – James Madison
Remember that the government of the United States does not consider a fetus a "person." This is upheld in numerous government rulings and edicts; the most telling is that a fetus cannot be regarded as a dependent on your income taxes until it is born.
“If a fetus is a person at six weeks of age, is that when child support starts?” - Carliss Chatman, law professor, Washington and Lee University.
“If Jesus wanted a Christian nation, he would have created one, but he didn’t. Instead, he created a church.” - Rev. Benjamin Cremer.
“Almost every justification I’ve seen has used bible verses, saying this country needs Jesus. Respectfully, no, it doesn’t. Christians need Jesus. America needs a separation of church and state, the foundation of which this country exists in the first place. You can let your religion control your own life, but you are not allowed to use religion to control the whole country.” - Kristen O’Connell
Some interesting comments from the bible:
Life begins with the first breath – Gen 2:7
Pregnancy from adultery should be aborted – Numbers 5:11-31
“Because I know the harm you will do to the Israelites,” he answered. “You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women.” 2 Kings 8:12
“At that time, Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah and everyone in the city and its vicinity because they refused to open their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.” 2 Kings 15:16
“Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children.” Isaiah 13:18
“14 Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts."
"16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.” Hosea 9:14 & 16"
I think you get the picture. This god you praise and bow to has killed more infants and fetuses than can ever be counted. Yet, this god does not care about children, babies or fetuses. This god is no more caring than the wolf in the forest.
Go ahead and make laws that affect only Christians. Leave the rest of us alone.
Until next month, trust your doctor (unless they are a religious zealot) and the science community. Ignore the lunatics from the fringes of both parties. “I’ll tell you the truth, but it’s up to you to live with it.”
— Mike Aurelius is a member of the Times Writers Group. He is a semi-retired business owner and professional writer who looks askance at the utterances of the extreme right- and left-wing politicians.
This article originally appeared on St. Cloud Times: America doesn't need Jesus. It needs separation of church and state