Warning. There’s a PO’d, impolite, intemperate blogger in the house. She has a keyboard, an internet connection, and a mad on.
There will be slight pause in the Berry action to contemplate this piece of utter, hypocritical, blatant bull shit coming out of North Carolina. Of course anything remotely affiliated with the American Family Association group in any state needs to be contemplated behind several fifty pound bags of salt.
This is from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State website. Creech the screech (yes, I impolite check out the link labeled tirade below) doesn’t seem to concerned about shopping, sports, boozing, eating out etc. on the Sabbath, just early voting. And this quote is absolutely priceless.
“In a tirade written for Alan Keyes’ RenewAmerica this past February, Creech asserted that “Nothing in the First Amendment was ever meant to suggest our nation's Founders were trying to protect the state from the church, the government from the press, etc. The purpose of the first ten amendments to the Constitution was to create a one-way wall to protect the citizenry from the government, not the other way around.”
And in another dig at the wall of separation, he argued that, “…Sunday voting should not be legal because Churches across North Carolina need such support from the state so that they may continue to effectively do what they are commissioned to do.” “
Brother, you just ‘fessed up to what has had the fundies knickers in a twist for decades. They no longer have the power of the state to coerce if not belief, at least conformity. We no longer live in Massachusetts Bay where the norm was a church service in the morning and another in the afternoon. I assume that he does not have a problem with kids playing sports on Sunday. Or with mom’s shopping. Or with folks going to a sports bar to watch ball games. Or attending NASCAR races. Or anything other than a chance for minorities to vote.
And my religious faith is doing just fine thank you without your version being rammed down my throat on a regular basis. And I suggest you contemplate these facts. The folks you are targeting are not the minority voters of the pre civil rights era. If these folks are determined to vote, they will find a way. Short of reenacting the worst of ol’ Bull Connors actions of the sixties you can't stop them no matter how hard you try. This is the twenty first century, not the eighteenth; so grow the heck up and join the rest of us.
And if you do follow the tirade link you'l find a picture of another grey haired white guy in a suit trying hang on to the power he feels slipping through his fingers.