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Every once in a while we come across a quotation that is so true, that chills go up and down our spine. The following short statement says exactly what I wanted to say to someone yesterday, but couldn't find the words.
If AIDS is God's punishment for homosexuality, why is it that lesbians have a much lower risk of contracting HIV than heterosexual women?
PUTTING TERRORISTS ON TRIAL:
The Religious Freedom Coalition of the Southeast (RFCSE) is a non-profit, public interest association originally established in 1987, first placed on the Internet in 1992, and reorganized as an non-denominational ecumenical organization in 1998. It is a on-line gathering place for independent grass roots religious freedom on the Web. The RFCSE was created to preserve, protect and defend everyone's right to worship and believe anyway they wish, and roll back decades of Religious Rights abuses, to root out religious and political fraud and corruption, to champion causes which further religious freedom everywhere in the World; and to learn about and comment on U.S. government and public affairs as they apply to religion. There are many Hypocrites and crooked politicians in the World of Right Wing Religious Extremist organizations. The RFCSE aims to expose them all.
The purpose of the RFCSE is to expose the evil Bigotry, Hypocrisy, and False Claims of those of the religious right AND left, who believe that the ends justify the means; to expose the hypocrisy and bigotry of those who would push their personal ideas on everyone else; to identify the friends and supporters of Religious Freedom.
It is an organization which denounces violence in the name of religion as well as all religious extremists who use fundamentalist views of certain religions as their justification for the evil they practice: Osama ben Laden is a prime example.
On January 5, 1941, the 20th century's greatest president - Franklin Delano Roosevelt - made the following speech:
"In the future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms: The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way - everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want, which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings that will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants - everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear, which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor - anywhere in the world.
That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so - called "new world order" of tyranny that the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb."
The RFCSE offers vital Religious Freedom information to the public. The RFCSE will identify various representatives of our federal and state governments (including Congressmen and Congresswomen as well as Senators, lobbyists, religious organizations, companies, corporations, and other public individuals), who we feel are a danger to Freedom of Religion and the First Amendment.
The RFCSE also identifies individuals who have supported religious freedom above and beyond the call to duty. The RFCSE raises public awareness about issues of freedom of religion, free speech and access to government, and provides education and advice on First Amendment and Freedom of Religion issues.
If religious strictures are used to justify oppression by people who regularly disregard precepts of equal gravity from the same moral code, or if prohibitions which restrain a disliked minority are upheld in their most literal sense as absolutely inviolable while comparable precepts affecting the majority are relaxed or reinterpreted, one must suspect something other than religious belief as the motivating cause of the oppression.
Religious liberty is in great danger. Religious bigots, Political Pundits, and right wing conservative leaders are propagating untruths about liberal political leaders, and religions which they feel are in competition with their version of religion. Right Wing extremist organizations continue to storm the United States Capitol, state houses and school districts to advance a partisan political agenda that includes: mandating sectarian prayer in schools; denying civil rights to all Americans; dismantling public education; revoking First Amendment guarantees, including the separation of church and state and freedom of speech; fighting the overhaul of our broken healthcare system; fighting gun safety; fighting campaign finance reform, and fighting efforts to protect the environment.
Is it with blessing of God, that some religions kill others and try to destroy their people and their works? Does the creator really wish us to destroy the works of the Great Spirit through pollution, or is it just humankind's Greed? Does the creator want us to lie, cheat and steal to participate in Government? Does the creator wish there to be only one religion and it be governed by psychotics and thieves? Does the creator of all wish to have full rights for Male White Heterosexual Anglo Saxon Protestant Christians, but limited rights for everyone else? Does the Great Spirit really want us to kill fellow human beings if there is even a small doubt that they committed a crime? Does the Great Spirit really wish us to destroy a Public Education System that has allowed the economy of this country to be the envy of all others? (I use the terms creator and Great Spirit to take the gender out of a description of the God of all, since God has no Gender. When a Christian says "Our Father which are in heaven.." he or she could not be talking about a real Father since the creator of the Universe could have no human form not being human and all.)
"I think that those people who practice a religion which would answer the above questions in the affirmative, must be following a entity which they have named Satan, for only in the precepts of a Satan can be found such a collection of beliefs".....staff
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If you are interested in The Religious Freedom Coalition, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A CHRISTIAN ONLY NATION?
When the US House passed the "Defense of the Ten Commandments" amendment to the juvenile justice bill, the supporters of the bill reiterated the Christian-right mantra that the USA is a Christian Nation, and that our legal system is founded on the Christian Bible. In a press conference attended by Gary Bauer, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R, Alabama), the sponsor of the amendment, said: "The Ten Commandments represent the very cornerstone of the values this nation was built upon, and the basis of our legal system here in America".
I challenge everyone who subscribes to this belief to tell me where the Ten Commandments speak of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the form of government, free elections, separation of powers, checks and balances, separation of church and state, and virtually everything else that defines our system of government. The fact is that the very first commandment ("I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other gods before me") runs contrary to the establishment clause of the Bill of Rights and is nothing but a sectarian claim to religious supremacy. The fact is that the principles of modern democracy were not laid out in the bible, but by political philosophers such as John Locke in the 17th century. The fact is that our legal system is rooted in the common law of ancient Rome, not in the capriciousness of biblical authoritarianism. The fact is that societies in the Mediterranean and the Middle East had highly developed legal systems millennia before Christians walked on the face of the earth.
Read this article for an excellent rebuttal of the attempt to impose an ancient Hebrew tribal code on modern society. I also recommend Is America a Christian Nation? by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a short, but excellent article which debunks common Religious Right arguments that supposedly show that the United States were founded as a Christian nation.
Christians as well as all Religions have a right to worship in this country without being attacked by the Conservative Christian Right.
FLASH: COUPLE WIN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CASE
FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A federal judge said town officials violated a couple's religious freedoms by limiting the number of people who could attend prayer meetings at their home.
Citing zoning rules, town officials in New Milford said Robert and Mary Murphy could only have 24 people besides family members at their home. Neighbors in the community 65 miles southwest of Hartford had complained about cars parked on the dead-end street.
The Murphy's, who had invited up to 40 participants to prayer meetings they began seven years ago, said the order violated their constitutional rights to freedom of religion and peaceful assembly.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons ordered officials to stop enforcing the limit.
``We thank God the Constitution is working,'' Mary Murphy said Friday.
The Murphy's were represented by the American Center for Law and Justice, a legal group that focuses on family and religious issues.
``This ruling sends an important message that the government cannot act as the 'prayer police' and censor legal and lawful religious expression,'' said Vince McCarthy, an attorney for the Murphy's.
Kathy Castagnetta, New Milford's zoning enforcement officer, declined to comment. She said town officials had not yet read the ruling.
This is one of those rulings which will help ALL religions to be able to openly practice their religion. Buddhists, Brahmins, Sikhs and Wiccans.
|SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE?|
|CONSISTENCY OF BIBLICAL MORALITY BY THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT|
You shall not kill?
You shall not kill. Exod. 20  and Deut. 5 (the fifth commandment)
Lev. 20 :If a woman approaches any beast and lies with it, you shall kill the woman and the beast; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.
Num 31: (...) Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.
Deut 13 [6-9]: "If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, entices you secretly, saying, `Let us go and serve other gods,' which neither you nor your fathers have known, (....) but you shall kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
1 Sam 15[2-3]: And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he went down to Ash'kelon and killed thirty men of the town (..).
Judg. 14: Thus says the LORD of hosts, `I will punish what Am'alek did to Israel in opposing them on the way, when they came up out of Egypt. Now go and smite Am'alek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.'"
Slavery: approved by the Bible
Lev. 25: As for your male and female slaves whom you may have: you may buy male and female slaves from among the nations that are round about you.
God likes capitalism and hates communism?
Acts.2 [44-45]: And all who believed were together and had all things in common; and they sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need.
Religious Tolerance as practiced in the Bible
Deut.7 [1-5]:"When the LORD your God brings you into the land which you are entering to take possession of it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites, the Gir'gashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Per'izzites, the Hivites, and the Jeb'usites, seven nations greater and mightier than yourselves, and when the LORD your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them; then you must utterly destroy them; you shall make no covenant with them, and show no mercy to them. You shall not make marriages with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons.
For they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods; then the anger of the LORD would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you quickly. But thus shall you deal with them: you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and hew down their Ashe'rim, and burn their graven images with fire.
Two Biblical Commandments that Bible-Believing Christians usually ignore
"You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed; nor shall there come upon you a garment of cloth made of two kinds of stuff." (Lev. 19)
"You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard." (Lev. 19)
"Abstinence" in the bible
2 Samuel 11[2-5]: It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking upon the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful.
And David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, "Is not this Bathshe'ba, the daughter of Eli'am, the wife of Uri'ah the Hittite?" So David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her (...).
And the woman conceived; and she sent and told David, "I am with child."
If you want more information on biblical pornography and the sexual escapades of the holy men whose lives are supposedly moral examples for the rest of us, read "The X-Rated Bible : An Irreverent Survey of Sex in the Scriptures"
Jesus and "family values"
Luke 14:26: "If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. "
|THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT IN THEIR OWN WORDS|
1. "I am sure that only a Christian-controlled country is going to be able to stand up to the impending threat and avert the approaching disaster that our nation is facing." Rev. D. James Kennedy, president of the Center for Reclaiming America
2. "When I said during my presidential bid that I would only bring Christians and Jews into the government, I hit a firestorm. `What do you mean?' the media challenged me. `You're not going to bring atheists into the government? How dare you maintain that those who believe in the Judeo-Christian values are better qualified to govern America than Hindus and Muslims?' My simple answer is, `Yes, they are.'" Pat Robertson, in his book The New World Order
3. "Those who practice homosexuality should swiftly be put to death by the government. God emphatically condemns the practice of exchanging proper gender characteristics among men and women. God justly calls for the death-penalty for anyone who practices homosexuality. " Citizens for the Ten Commandments
4. "The perversion that follows homosexuality is bestiality and then human sacrifice and cannibalism." (Barbara Blewster, a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints and the Arizona State Legislature)
|FIGHTING BIGOTRY AND RIGHT WING RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS|
It seems that irresistible forces are now "in play" - in the United States at large - which appear to be propelling all citizens, down a ghost-like river, the course of which seems to be etched out in the events of our time by the finger of some unseen apparition - and the current seems to be growing at every twist and turn of its course, a course which may be taking us in a direction from which there may be no turning back once we're fully caught up in its flow.
Time is our enemy now! If we are to extricate ourselves, we must do so before we are caught up in the full fury of the current. With every election, the country moves ever more rightward, and Christianity and it's churches become ever more enmeshed in rightwing political activity. To many Christians, of course, the reasons for becoming involved politically seem compelling - how else, it is asked, do they stop the country's drift into anarchism and disintegration?
But Christians must pause and ask themselves, is this what Christianity is all about? - seizing control of the country and forcing so called righteousness on the citizenry at the point of a gun? Where will such thinking ultimately take us? - is Christianity creating some kind of Fourth Reich where all those who disagree with them will be ostracized? The way to hell is paved with good intentions! - and more murder and slaughter have been carried out in the name of God than Christians might care to admit. Maybe there's a good reason why secularists and non-Christians are afraid of Christians; maybe that's why they refuse to be drawn to Christ - they can't hear a gentle voice calling them over the din and slaughter Christians have created.
A Christian only has to look at Saudi Arabia to see an example of a Theocracy and a Religiously controlled country. The result of such religious control is the evil which caused the destruction of the World Trade Center.
Manipulating religion for partisan political gain is bad for both religion and government. It creates a civic culture in which adherence to a political agenda or ideology becomes a litmus test of faith. Any movement that seeks to establish "one true faith" as a national panacea to the complex problems facing our society undermines the integrity of our democracy and threatens principles inherent to the strength of our nation: religious liberty, equality, respect for diversity, and democratic participation. Lies are told about Hindus, Moslems, Jews, Pagans and Witches. Lies are told about Native Americans. Lies are told about almost anyone and anything the Religious Right doesn't agree with. Their Bible is considered by them to be the unadulterated, inspired and revealed Word of God. Uh Huh!!!
THE DANGER OF THE "REVEALED RELIGION" OF THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT
Revelation, or revealed religion, is defined in Webster's New World Dictionary as: "God's disclosure to man of Himself." This should read, "God's alleged disclosure to man of himself." For unless God reveals to each of us individually that a particular religion is truly His/Her disclosure to us of Him/Herself, then, by believing that religion, we are not taking His/Her word for it, but we are instead putting our belief in the person or institution telling us it is so. This is what we are doing when we believe the Prophets (See Pat Robertson) of any revealed religion such as Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
Revealed religions becomes dangerous, when they cross over the line into politics. This is the admitted goal of the Christian Right, "Compassionate Conservatives", "Christian Reconstructionists", and other Religious Right groups. God allegedly revealed to Pat Robertson and his Coalition, that He wants them to take over America and eventually the world with "His Word," so the laws of the nations will mirror the laws in the Bible, which, if you know what's in the Bible, is terrifying. This, too, is what the Ayatollah's goal was, only his "revealed word of God" was the Koran, another revelation. Are we to believe Pat when he says the Bible is revelation of God's Word or the Ayatollah or our common sense?
Some fundamentalist Christians add an extra element. They want to destroy the Islamic Holy buildings on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, so they can build the third temple which they believe has to be constructed before "The Messiah will come again". Some of these groups would start a World War so their idea of Armageddon would come true. When "The Rapture" comes, these extremist religious fanatics believe they will be taken up to heaven leaving everyone else here on earth.
And then you have the religious wars involving Protestants and Catholics in Ireland; and Israel and Moslem countries in the Middle East. And the Fundamentalist Moslem Osama Ben Laden and his war against the west.
And everyone believes they are right!
Yes it is a frightening vision for the future: hundreds of power hungry right wing extremist ministers and other religious leaders, brainwashing thousands if not millions of religious fanatics, that the end of the world is coming SOON. "That we need to purify the world and get rid of all the homosexuals, astrologers, pornographers, infidels, non-believers, and others who do not agree with us. Then we need to establish "The Word" of The Bible as the rule of law in a Christian America. If that means trampling on other citizens freedom of religion or freedom of expression, so be it!" Yes that is a true quote from a conservative minister in Marietta Georgia in 1999.
Because we have identified a clear and present danger to the integrity of the United States, from the religious right, we will concentrate on revealing the dangers associated with their organizations and the personal behavior of their leaders. For after all, somewhere it says, "by their deeds shall you know them."
If you know the
enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a
hundred battles. -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
For years Americans have wondered whether a secret elite really runs the country. The Illuminati? The Establishment? The Mob? The answer is less glamorous and more troubling. Influence is available to anyone who can spare, say, a hundred grand to underwrite a few political campaigns.
In the below list of enemies of Religious Freedom and the First Amendment, we are going to identify the nation's largest political contributors. You can check out this list in its entirety. Do some investigative work of your own and dig around.
Most of these people see their donations as sound investments; in return, they ask for - and receive - generous tax breaks or legislation favorable to their businesses. Read the below information and get a sense of what influence they wield.
The influence of these people is fundamentally at odds with the American ideal of popular government and sparked demands for reform. Reform initiatives have had success at the state level, but the Congress has done next to nothing when it comes to campaign reform. We hope that this article will fuel the fire of those who want their votes to count as much as that of a New York investment banker. Or a camera-shy Cleveland billionaire...
As you shall presently see there is not just one right wing religious conspiracy, but, there are dozens of Right Wing religious organizations and certain Rich donors, who seem to work together on most issues, and wish to determine the moral values and beliefs of everyone else in this country and ultimately the World. How are they going to do this? By controlling what you think, see, hear and believe.
Why would these organizations do such a thing? There are some people in this world who have a terrible self esteem problem. These people over-compensate for this mental deficiency by convincing themselves that if they can attract enough weak people to them, and gain a large enough following, their self esteem will somehow benefit. They create organizations which are designed to attract emotionally and mentally susceptible individuals who are easily swayed.
Unfortunately, some of these religious leaders have a gift of charisma. They attract enough followers so that their organizations thrive. These people want their member's money, dedication, sacrifice and give little in return. As the leader, they feel that they deserve luxury as a reward for their good works, so they usually buy luxury automobiles, apartments, and homes or mansions for their "Church". Of course they will drive these automobiles and live in these mansions.
They usually convince their followers that the end of the world is coming very soon and unless you do exactly as they say, you will burn in hell. They will forbid that their followers associate with other groups which they have not approved. See: The Hijacking of the Christian Church, written by a Christian Republican
Sound familiar? These are the same techniques used by Jim Jones when he attracted people to his commune in South America. Jim Jones was the pastor of the Peoples Temple, a large California congregation of the prominent liberal Protestant denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Jones had become an advocate of a radical form of Marxist liberation theology, then a popular perspective in liberal Protestantism. However, while he was praised within his denomination and other Protestant churches, for his social outlook and work on racial harmony, he was not without his harsh critics. In 1977, he moved with hundreds of his church members, mostly African Americans, to Guyana, where the church had previously established a small agricultural colony. There, a serious of events resulted in several hundred members either committing suicide or being murdered.
Sometimes these leaders will cooperate with other similar groups, sometimes they will not. But some of these extremist organizations are funded by conservative foundations which have been created by a few individuals and families which own and /or control billion dollar companies and corporations. These groups almost always work together. Their purpose seems to be the creation of a society favorable to their companies and their desire for power. Money is power. Ideas are power. Appearances are power.
Since they control the money, they control the religious leaders of these cults, and through them, their members.
If these leaders and companies can control what you see, hear and believe, They have THE POWER, and can then decide what a person buys, where they live, who they can associate with, and which Gods are worshipped.
If you analyze the the profiles of the following individuals, organizations and companies, you will find that in many ways some of them interact with each other. Some of the individuals are on the boards of several of the organizations which receive their funding from the few foundations and companies.
Those who are listed below seem to be connected in some way by beliefs that are in common with the Christian Reconstructionists and with certain charitable conservative foundations. Read all of it. You will find out more than you care to, about the religious right and their attempt to take away some of your freedoms. Some of the individuals listed below are public officials who have sworn to defend the constitution of the United States. It's like sending the fox to guard the hen house. Go to Christian Reconstructionism Here.
See: Is there a Right Wing Conspiracy? This paper written by a Christian, will open your eyes.
We will of course be attacked for our efforts. We are used to that.
But we will not go away. We will call attention to all the evil that the Religious Right is responsible for. - an associate (in 1999 an associate was physically threatened and eventually died of a heart attack, as the result of death threats)
Now lets look at the enemies of freedom of religion. Their works have not been satisfactory to the Great Spirit
It is a funny world on the right. Bush, Cheney said “deficits don’t matter” and created a huge one to prove it. The right says “yep deficits don’t matter. Spend, spend, and spend”.
Unfunded wars, why not! Saddam is paling around with terrorists. “We got’s ta get Bin what’s his name.
Medicare part d. “no one ever has to pay for It”.
Ignore all or nearly all the world’s climate scientists
; “we need to pump as many toxins into the air and water as possible, to see how much it can hold”.
That’s real science; at least we get’s to find out how much it can hold.
Don’t worry about the planet maintaining survivabil
ity, “we don’t care about future generation s”, so long as there’s money to be made for the chosen few.
Trickle down mixed with God’s blessed tax cuts for the rich.
Is the only way to bring prosperity to the country!
"If the Lord says so it’s got to be true”.
The mantra is deficit bad, blame Obama, Old people, poor people, middle class struggling people, educators, firemen, police, unionist, all bad blame the people for being greedy.
“We hear and obey”,” bad Obama, bad people, good master”, master will be pleased!
Meanwhile over at the think tank hatchery, way back when!
Alan Greenspan was given a brief from the all knowing Raygun Whiteman’s house!
The crowd got giddy with excitement at the prospect of being trickled down on.
Quick, everyone, sew some extra pockets onto your clothes the rich are going to shower you with some nickels.
Time rolled on until the day of the inevitable financial collapse.
Alan Greenspan was heard to whisper, "oops my bad" to a tightly packed senate hearing. The exact words were "The model I based my plan on was fundamental
Meanwhile back on the campaign trail, little Johnnie McNero fiddled a happy Irish jig called the fundamentals
of the economy are sound. Then shuffled off stage right muttering, "hey you kids, get off my lawn!"
Click on underlined Names Below to discover what the person or group is all about.
- Ted Olson, of the Olson Salon and Connections to Starr and Religious Right
- Richard H. Baker, House of Representatives from Louisiana
- Bob Barr, from Georgia
- Gary L. Bauer, Family Research Council
- Ty and Jeannette Beeson
- Rev. Flip Benham, Operation Rescue
- William Bennett, Empower America
- Peter Blute U.S. House of Rep. (R.-Mass.).
- L. Brent Bozell 3d, Media Research Center
- Pat Buchanan, American Cause
- Dan Burton
- Ken Calvert
- Paul Cameron and the Family Research Institute
- Helen Chenoweth
- Christian Reconstructionism
- Church of Scientology
- Coors Family and Company
- Tom DeLay
- Richard Devos
- James C. Dobson, Focus on the Family
- William A. Donohue, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
- Exodus International and Other Ex-gay "Ministries"
- J. James Exon.
- The Family on "C" Street
- Jerry Falwell, Liberty Alliance
- Edwin Feulner, The Heritage Foundation
- Newt Gingrich
- Karen Jo Gounaud, Family Friendly Libraries
- Dr. Robert Grant, American Freedom Coalition
- Dr. Jay H. Grimstead, Coalition on Revival
- Jessie Helms Deceased but still influential
- David Horowitz, Center for the Study of Popular Culture
- Nelson Bunker Hunt
- Henry Hyde
- Dee Jepson, Enough is Enough!
- Bob Jones III
- Tim LaHaye, co-founder of the Moral Majority and New Right Movement
- Beverly LaHaye, Concerned Women For America
- Rev. Bob Larson, Bob Larson's Ministries
- James Leininger
- Fred Lennon
- Rush Limbaugh
- Trent Lott
- Catherine MacKinnon
- Texe Marrs
- Martin Mawyer, Christian Action Network
- Sun Myung Moon and the Unification Church
- Oliver North, Freedom Alliance
- Ted Olson, Soliciter General
- Robert Peters, Morality in Media
- John E. Peterson
- Howard Phillip
- Randy T. Phillips, Promise Keepers
- Larry Pratt
- Thomas Radecki, National Coalition on Television Violence
- Ralph Reed
- Pat Robertson, Christian Coalition
- George Roche III
- Christopher Ruddy, The New York Guardian
- Richard Mellon Scaife
- Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum
- Rev. Louis Sheldon, Traditional Values Coalition
- Dr. Robert L. Simonds, Citizens for Excellence in Education
- Ken Starr
- Bruce Taylor, National Law Center for Children and Families
- Jack Thompson
- Linda Tripp
- Richard Viguerie
- J.C. Watts
- Paul Weyrich, Free Congress Foundation
- John Whitehead, Rutherford Institute
- Donald Wildmon, American Family Association
- Barbara Wyatt, Parents Music Resource Center
- Who Are The Wyly Brothers
- Barbara Wyatt, Parents Music Resource Center
- Who Are the Koch Brothers
Next, lets look at the friends of Religious Freedom. These people have attempted to help guarantee that every American can worship any god he or she wishes, or no god if that is their desire.
- The following two web pages are an excellent source of true Progressive and Liberal Information which allows you to form honest opinions about Neo-conservative and Conservative extremists who infest our government and society:
- http://www.madashellinamerica.com/ We will also list others as they are created by the true patriots of this country.
- George Soros Open Society Institute and the Soros foundations network. He is also currently the president and chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC, a private investment management firm that serves as principal advisor to the Quantum Group of Funds, a series of international investment vehicles. He is very interested in Religious Freedom, and is to be commended for his work in promoting it.
- Leanne Katz National Coalition Against Censorship
- John Woods Rock Out Censorship, POB 147, Jewett, OH 43986.
- Senators Patrick Leahy (D.-Vermont) and Jim Jeffords (R-Vermont).
- Music industry activist Nina Crowley.
- Artist Hans Evers.
- Bradford College Class of '95.
- Andover High School student Yvonne Nicoletti.
- The anti-censorship activists at Carnegie Mellon University
- Mike Godwin, staff counsel for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
- Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders.
- Nadine Strossen, President of the American Civil Liberties Union.
- Skipp Porteous of the Institute for First Amendment Studies
The following is a best-of-the-internet collection of articles refuting Religious Right propaganda, myths, half-truths and pseudo facts. We highly recommend all of them, but for those of you who have little time, best ones are at the top.
Dr Don Wiley on the Religious Right (a collection of articles)
The Religious Right and the GOP (1998 article)
People for the American Way: About the Religious Right featuring Right Wing Watch Online
Freedom Writer a bi-monthly online newsletter
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|RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ON-LINE LINKS|
FindLaw's excellent annotations on all aspects of the First Amendment
Federal court decisions impacting religious liberty of Native Americans.
American Indian Religious Freedom Act, 1978.
American Indian Religious Freedom Act Amendments of 1994.
Baptist Faith on Religious Liberty.
B'nai B'rith on Religious Liberty.
Catholic Church on Religious Liberty (Vatican II).
President Clinton's memorandum on Religious Exercise and Religious Expression in the Federal Workplace, 1997.
President Clinton's Guidelines on Religious Exercise and Religious Expression in the Federal Workplace, issued April 1997.
President Clinton's executive order on Native American Sacred Sites, 1996.
The Constitution of the United States of America.
Danbury Baptist Association's letter to Thomas Jefferson and his reply.
J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies at Baylor University.
Gene Garman's essays on Separation of Church and State.
Thomas Jefferson on religious liberty: A Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in Virginia, 1785 and his letter to the Danbury Baptist Association on Separation of Church and State.
The International Coalition for Religious Freedom
John Locke's statement on religious toleration: A Letter Concerning Toleration (tolerati), 1689.
James Madison's statement on religious freedom: Memorial and Remonstrance, 1785.
A Parent's Guide to Religion in the Public Schools.
Political Science Papers Dealing with the Relationship of Church and State, and Religious Liberty
Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. Ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, June 1997
Religious Liberty: Frequently Asked Questions.
Philip Schaff on "The American Idea of Religious Freedom" from Church and State in the United States, 1888.
Spiritual Freedom Pledge sponsored by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Roger Williams on freedom of conscience: From The Bloody Tenet of Persecution, for Cause of Conscience, in a Conference between Truth and Peace, 1644.
Arianna Huffington: http://www.huffingtonpost.com
People United For Religious Freedom - Exposing TV Evangelism
The Republican Menace has a collection of interesting articles about the Republicans and the Far Right
The Conservative Hall of Fame many revealing quotes from your favourite conservatives
EvolveFish.com you can get the Darwin fish and many other progressive items there
The Onion this is the greatest satirical magazine in existence.
The Propaganda of the Religious Right (article)
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|A JOKE: MOST RIGHT WING BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS HAVE SEVERE JUDGMENTAL PROBLEMS|
A young woman teacher explains to her class of children that she is a born-again Christian. She asks her class if they are born-again Christians too. Not really knowing what it means to be born-again, but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands explode into the air like fleshy fireworks. There was, however, one exception. A girl named Roberta had not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asked her why she has decided to be different.
"Because I'm not a Christian."
"Then," asks the teacher, "what are you?"
"I'm an atheist."
The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Sarah why she is an atheist.
"It's just that my family isn't religious. My Mom is atheist, and my Dad is atheist, so I am atheist."
The teacher is now angry. "That's no reason," she says loudly. "What if your Mom was a moron, and your Dad was a moron. What would you be then?"
"Then," says Roberta, "I'd be Sarah Palin or Rick Perry."
|CHANGE IS POSSIBLE|
"Are you trapped in the destructive, unhealthy Christian fundamentalist extremist lifestyle? Think that you don't have a choice? The truth is: Christian political extremists can change. You have a choice to walk away from the Christian Right."
"It's not about hate. It's about hope."
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