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Hello. If you are reading this now then you are part of the resistance.
Recently, Rick Perry stated in a television commercial that it is not fair that gays have the right to serve openly in the military while children are not allowed to have prayer or Bible studies in public schools.
FACT: Neither President Obama nor the Congress had a hand in allowing gays to serve openly in the military. This was a decision made during a Supreme Court Case earlier this year.
Once again, the GOP is up to its old bag of tricks, using moral and Christian values to win votes while they have no power to deliver their promises. I could go on and tell you how un-Christian the GOP really is, but that would be a waste of my time considering a grade school child could see that.
The only way moral issues can be changed in the manner that the Right-Winged GOP wants is to write amendments to the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution. To ratify an amendment would take longer that the maximum eight year term limit on the presidency.
The carrots that the GOP holds up to churches are their pledge to stop abortion, bring prayer and Bible Reading back into school, outlaw gay marriages, allow religious practices in government buildings and the display of the ten commandments in court house lawns. These candidates do so knowing that they have no power to deliver what they promise.
One should ask, if the GOP is so concerned for Christian values, then why do their agendas speak otherwise? Why don’t they step in to stop the 1% from screwing over millions of people? Why don’t they pass bills making the 1% pay their fair share in taxes? The answer, because they are part of the 1%. They view the 99% as being sand under their feet and they don’t hesitate to let you know that with their smug, your not worthy to kiss my butt attitudes.
To everyone that reads this I encourage you to write to your local clergy and voice your outrage to this GOP practice, and encourage them not to support the GOP. Speak friendly to them and invite them to join the Occupy Movement, or at least to come to an encampment or go online and listen to us. The churches are not our enemy because they are deceived sheep and unconscious puppets of the GOP.
Until next time, keep up the fight in faith and remember, fate is what you make.