Oh brother! Nobody is taking away your freedom of believing whatever you want!
Nobody is is taking away your right to live your religion. What you are trying
to say, sir, is that the minority do not get to share in those rights which you
freely give to yourselves! You completely ignore the fact that gay people have
their own beliefs! We do not believe what you do about who we are! So, who are
you to take away our freedom to live our life just like you get to live yours!
Too bad this state isn't run by Muslims. I think, then you might get an
idea of what I am talking about! If the majority of the population were not
Mormon or Christian, then you would see it, wouldn't you! The constitution
was set up to protect the minority from what you want to do! It is the majority
that usually denies the minority their right as in the case of slavery. They
found that what was being done to blacks was unconstitutional despite the
people, who are like you, that felt the majority should be able to decide!
'God has effectively been eliminated from our government…' *'Federal judge dismisses Summit suit against Pleasant Grove'
- By Dennis Romboy - DSNews - 06/04/10 "A federal judge has
dismissed a lawsuit against the city that claim it violated the establishment
clause of the US consitution by ALLOWING a Ten Commandments monument by
REJECTING one showing the the Salt Lake-based religious sect’s beliefs.
The clause in the First Amendment prohibits government from adopting a national
religion." Before some start making
claims… they should really learn to do some research.
'God has effectively been eliminated from our government…' What a load of rubbish. What is on the dollar?
What was added to our declaration in the 1950's. God. And today, we continue to see 60% of American christians claim they are being
'persecuted'… by claiming there is a 'war on
christmas' and their God. If you are a majority, odds are, you
are a not a minority. Sorry. And if you are a
majority… America is still not a Theocracy. I
don't care if 99.99% of America supports the church of the FSM, we still
have ever legal right in America to practice our own faiths, side by
side… even if they disagree. And one especially
does not have the 'right' to force those beliefs… on
anyone who does not want them. So the next time someone wants to
claim our government has effectively 'eliminated' God from our
government… I want them to look at Utah. Using $2 million of
my dollars to fight against marriage equality, based most likely on religious
I am frankly surprised when my fellow LDS insist that God is being driven from
our government. According to our own D&C 134, "We do not believe it just
to mingle religious influence with civil government, whereby one religious
society is fostered and another proscribed in its spiritual privileges, and the
individual rights of its members, as citizens, denied." When we make
inappropriate reference to God in denying others their rights, we are violating
this commandment. Obviously.
I totally agree with this letter. Absolutely. I am the biggest booster of
freedom there is. But, and here's the kicker, it applies to all or none.
This includes the Satanist group that wants to put a monument in the Oklahoma
capitol building right now. It has to. The state let someone put the ten
commandments in there, and in the name of this freedom either we're
hypocrites or we have to be prepared to allow the worst of the lot in the door
(which one that is has yet to be determined) and given equal stance. So either
we keep them all out of our secular government institutions or they all get in
and we give them the rope to choke us with.
When people go over the top in arguing their opinion they do harm to their
opinion and their argument. God has not been eliminated from government although
some religious advertising has been criticized and religious people feel that
God and their advertising is the same thing, but it's not. When
the Deseret News publishes such a letter out of the hundreds of letters received
for publication, who are they targeting. Is it the really dumb people who
cannot recognize the difference between truth and false. Or is it to tease
grumpy old men into wasting their time on arguments made of smoke.
Not sure where this letter writer is trying to go with this...My 1st
thought is a jab at Liberals and Democrats [beecause it's Utah, and AM
radio talk shows rule the place], to which I whole heartledly DIS-agree.Now, IF he is chiming in about the upper 1%, who OWN 80% of this
country - including the Politicians, THEN were getting somewhere...
Robert, I couldn't care less if you "acknowledge god".It really bothers me when you attempt to violate the rights of other Americans
and use your "god" as your excuse though.
We are seeing a birth of freedom for the minorities, long the subject of tyranny
of the majority. The Constitution is working to protect the rights of
The legalization of marijuana has started this rebirth. Increasing the speed
limits is another step.
Totally agree with this letter.We need a flood of freedom to overrun
this country so we can say more offensive things and create more bigoted
We do need a new birth of freedom. Freedom from the Plutocracy that is
controlling all facets of our nation. Political correctness has virtually
nothing to do with it. The government will not prevent you from saying what you
want, nor will it punish you for doing so.