Sunday, May 21, 2006

Hostile Takeover

Today, on Air America you can listen to the national radio show, State of Belief.

Whether you are a person of faith or not, it is important to understand why and be armed with information pertaining to the takeover of America's churches by right wing politics. It is through faux christianity that our democracy is at stake. Right wing think tanks came up with the plan for the take over. Three guests, Dr. Bruce Prescott, Dr. John Dorhauer and Dr. Andrew Weaver will discuss how this politically motivated takeover was achieved.

There is more on this at Talk To Action.
How to listen to this show on the web, on the radio or how to download mp3 podcasts to listen at a different time: Air America

I urge you to become more involved in this issue, learn as much as you can and be prepared to fight back against 'christianists' who claim to be real Christians. If we do nothing but complain about it, many many Americans will continue to support the fascist regime thinking they are voting with Christ.

Please read "Religious Liberals Gain New Visibility" at the Washington Post for more on this issue.

"The wind is changing. Folks -- not just leaders -- are fed up with what is being portrayed as Christian values," said the Rev. Tim Ahrens, senior minister of First Congregational Church of Columbus, Ohio, and a founder of We Believe Ohio, a statewide clergy group established to ensure that the religious right is "not the only one holding a megaphone" in the public square.

You can also scroll down on this blog to Friday's post "Some Good News"
On May 22nd, Clergy for Fairness, a broad coalition of mainstream religious voices in America, will host clergy members and other religious leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. to defend religious liberty and speak out against the discriminatory Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA).

Friday, May 19, 2006

Some Good News

from HRC email news.

National Coalition of Religious Leaders
Speak Out Against the Federal Marriage Amendment
Religious Leaders from Across the Country to Gather in Washington on May 22nd

WASHINGTON – On May 22nd, Clergy for Fairness, a broad coalition of mainstream religious voices in America, will host clergy members and other religious leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. to defend religious liberty and speak out against the discriminatory Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA). The FMA is set for a vote in the U.S. Senate the week of June 5th.

Members of the clergy and other religious leaders from a wide spectrum of religious traditions will use May 22nd as a national day to announce a petition drive against the FMA and call on all like-minded faith leaders to speak out against the Senate’s impending vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment.

Clergy members in Washington on that day will come from many faith traditions including United Methodists, Reform Judaism, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Unitarian Universalists, United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ and American Baptists.

These faith leaders are united behind a common principle that religious liberty must be preserved and that discrimination should not be written into our Constitution. At a time when our country is facing critical issues, the United States Senate should not be focused on undercutting the separation of church and state and treating an entire group of Americans differently. They believe that people of faith and goodwill can and do disagree about what constitutes marriage, but that this amendment would endorse one religiously biased view over all others and impose it on all Americans by constitutional fiat.

WHAT: Press Conference of National Religious Voices Against the Federal Marriage Amendment
WHEN: Monday, May 22nd at 11:00 a.m. (EST)
WHERE: United States Senate Dirksen 430

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Ask Your OB/GYN for a Prescription Before You Need It.

Since pharmacists think that they know more than doctors and the religious fanatics refuse to consider science even though most of them rely on scientific and medical advances to keep their sorry lives livable, American gynecologists are fed up with all the political nonsense surrounding Plan B, Emergency Contraception, which as we know, is not an abortion pill.

Solution: Ask your ob/gyn for an advance prescription.

ABC NEWS -- "The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists today announced its "Ask Me" campaign, which encourages patients to obtain an advance prescription from their ob/gyn."

Monday, May 01, 2006

The War Against Science

As a mother and a woman I am outraged. Simply outraged at the politics that surround science in America, supposed land of the free, home of the brave. Actually I am nauseous after reading this piece, Political Science by Michael Specter of The New Yorker.

Merck & Co applied to the FDA for a license to sell a vaccine that protects women against the human papilloma virus, HPV, the most common STD in the United States. HPV is the primary cause of cervical cancer. This is a scientific breakthrough- a vaccine against a particular type of cancer. Our daughters may not be able to be immunized against HPV because some sick fucks in politics deem that the cancer scare will dissuade young women from having pre-marital sex, yet they do not take into consideration that perhaps when virgins marry, they may still contract HPV from their husbands.

Why don't they just invent a vaccination against one of the strongest human instincts (to procreate) that could be given to both boys and girls, while they're pre-pubescent. It has always been up to parents or their religious affiliations to teach children the value of abstinence. Many kids to try to abide by it until at one point, they don't. So we want to punish them with possibly a death sentence for a "transgression" that is purely natural and instilled in us by "the creator"?

From the article... even more chilling:

Religious conservatives are unapologetic; not only do they believe that mass use of an HPV vaccine or the availability of emergency contraception will encourage adolescents to engage in unacceptable sexual behavior; some have even stated that they would feel similarly about an H.I.V. vaccine, if one became available.

Why does the government even bother funding scientific research? It's a control issue. They want to make sure that we abide by their rules and conform to the Stepford lifestyle. Every scientific breakthrough has to pass the theo-fascist government of the United States. For stem cell research to continue, it must be funded by private donations. Cancer cures or vaccinations, HIV or AIDS vaccines or cures have to pass the holier than thou test of the fascists.

There is lots more in the article about how this government is waging a war on science. They want you to die for your sins. They must not have very much confidence in their God, since they have deemed themselves the almighty. It's letter writing time, folks.

Hat tip to Auntie Roo