These so called Christians who espouse love, tolerance, charity and family values are far from their chamber of commerce advertisements. With their rise in the 1980’s with Jerry Falwell (god rest his miserable soul) and Pat Robertson, we sat back and allowed them to express themselves, because after all it is their first amendment right. However, they took that privilege and became an intolerant, hateful and out of control beast.
I remember in my twenties my mother brow beating me (yes even now in my late 40’s she just can give me that famous stare and I shut up), for being vocal towards the bible thumping crowd. They have their right to speak, protest and be recognized she would tell me; and I listened to her. As the years went on I watched as these good Christians, these soldiers of God torch abortion clinics, killed doctors and threatened anyone who didn’t follow their twisted beliefs.
As time went on, I saw them demand prayer in school. The 10 Commandments put on display in state building, like it was zoo exhibit. I watched as they spewed their hate towards people with HIV/Aids, towards gay, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender. I watched as they raised their children to be filled with the same level of intolerance and hate towards anyone that didn’t fit into their Christian box. And, I watched yesterday as a man of the cloth stood on the Senate floor quietly waiting for order to be restored, so he could say his prayer.
We did this. Yes we; me, you and every American in this country. We sat back and let Christians take over our schools, our government, and our public buildings and even kill people. Why did we let this happen; because we believed in one very basic American principle, freedom of speech, freedom of expression? However, they seem to have violated this privilege. So like children, these Christians need to be grounded.
Their respect or lack thereof for anyone who is not a Christian is far from the teachings of Jesus. Actually you have to wonder what they are being taught at all those bible camps and study groups. Their understanding of science, history, and the world around them is skewed by their warped idea of God. Their God.
For all their bible thumping and invoking the name of God every time they open their mouths, what have they contributed to America? Do they adopt the children that they “saved” from abortion clinics? Maybe some have but if it was their practice it would be in the news. They love publicity.
They tried the family values, monogamy thing but that didn’t work since they keep getting busted for adultery, pornography and prostitution. They tried to elect a decent and honest Christian president but that hasn’t work to well. They have not taught us anything of value, especially anything to do with morality. They haven’t added anything positive to the fabric of this country. What they have added is hate, intolerance, contempt and divisiveness.
It’s time that we stand up for the principles that make us all Americans. It is not acceptable that one religion to gain control over the entire country. It is not acceptable that the government involves itself with any religion. It is not acceptable that Christians are allowed to infiltrate every aspect of our lives. And it is truly not acceptable that we allow them to continue.