Christian Nationalists, with their mission to make America a “Conservative Christian Nation,” are endangering democracy. What they want is essentially a Theocracy with President Jesus and the Bible for a Constitution. In my view, more citizens need to stand strong for Separation of Religion and Government. We need to speak out to counter the attacks on secular society and the lies of these Pandering Preacher Politicians.
Though most of these PPPs are Trumpublicans, some Dems fall into the same PPP trap (like the NY Governor).
The following is the text of a letter I sent to the Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina who recently
gave a speech preached at a “Faith and Freedom” Conference in our state.
Lt. Governor Mark Robinson,
Sir, I read your recent speech where you disrespected those of us in North Carolina who are patriotic citizens who don’t share your particular faith.
“As for this not being a Christian nation, yes, it is! If you don’t like it, I’ll buy your plane, train, or automobile ticket right up out of here.
As long as there is a remnant of his people in this place that continue to pray to him and for his wisdom, this will always be a Christian nation. It was established by Him.”
No sir. This is untrue, incorrect and simply wrong!
How dare you claim this secular-based nation with a secular Constitution that protects all religious freedom (to freely choose a religious faith or to freely choose not to believe in any God) is Christian–and your kind of Christian! That is NOT America. It’s not your country, sir. It’s not your religion’s country.
Then you said:
“They done told me I can’t pray, I can’t bring my Bible, can’t mention my God, can’t say nothing about Jesus Christ, but as soon as there’s a school shooting, everybody’s down at the schoolyard praying. Now you done run him off your property, but as soon as there’s trouble, here you come, “We’re gonna have a prayer vigil down at the school because we hada shooting.” You know, it seems quite easy to me, sir, if you had had that prayer vigil before that shooting, if you had let God come in that building before that shooting, if you had told those students, “Jesus Christ is the way and the light and only through him can you receive salvation,” there wouldn’t have been no school shooting.”
Fundamentally false. Why would you tell such a lie and say you are a man of God?
No law says a student cannot bring a Bible to school, or say a prayer. No one “run him off” school property. You made that up … and you’re a Lt. Governor?! These are dangerous, ignorant claims.
Blaming school shootings, innocent children being killed, on their not believing in Jesus! My gawd, man, where did you learn that?
I fear for the country if more people like you somehow end up in leadership positions, making decisions that impact all citizens, religious and non-religious.
Sir, you must apologize to us. And, you must learn more about the secular history of these United States.
Then, I urge you to resign. You clearly aren’t representing a large portion of the citizens of North Carolina.”
Header photo: NC State Capitol, Raleigh (with Andrew Jackson on horseback)