Religious Right seeks to undermine personal choice

2013-06-16T00:00:00Z Religious Right seeks to undermine personal choice
June 16, 2013 12:00 am

Belief in a supernatural God, and prayer to a supernatural being, should be a personal choice, not governed or dictated by public officials.

The world has seen the consequences of orthodoxy imposed by religious leaders through the power of governments. For this reason, America has separation of church and state, which was wisely written into the Constitution.

In America, the Christian Right is determined to eliminate the wall between church and state, and they will pursue any extreme to achieve their goal.

Religious extremists, of all stripes, are innately totalitarian.

Religious liberty for the orthodox means freedom to make decisions for everybody else. 

Education threatens archaic religious beliefs in the supernatural. And for the orthodox, capturing young impressionable minds is critical for their continued control. Hence, the drive for school vouchers and closing public schools.

Government policy should be based on public interest, not religious dogma. 

- Joyce Niksic, Hammond

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