Fundamentalist christians are a threat to the security and functioning of this nation. They openly subvert the Constitution and many openly support a foreign government. Therefore, they engage in treasonous activities.
Julian Bond, civil Rights leader during the 1960's struggle for African Americans to attain their full rights under the U.S. Constitution, and a former Georgia legislator and history professor, said on CNN this morning that the gay and lesbian struggle for full equality is the same as his struggle some 50 years ago. "It isn't black rights or gay rights," he said, "it's civil rights." He was asked by CNN for his thoughts on President Obama's speech at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington last evening.
Obama promised to end the military's policy, 'Don't Ask Don't Tell,' and further promised to sign the Matthew Shepherd Act as soon as the Senate passes it. He received great applause for both commitments.
Back in the 1960's, opposition to black civil rights came from bigoted men and women who 'believed' that blacks were not equal to whites. Interestingly, many of these racial bigots quoted passages from the Bible's Old Testament as mandates for separating blacks from whites. Following the same pattern, these days the bigots [evangelical and fundamental christians] use the same Bible to deny gays and lesbians their civil rights.
Just find some fundamentalist blog [i can give you a few] and you will see these quotations from Genesis, Leviticus and Deuteronomy posted as 'proof' that God hates gays. Of course, some fundamentalist churches post these hateful passages on their marquee, warning gays not to enter. Reminds me of 'white only' signs in the South.
Yet surely, these homophobic christians 'believe' that they are doing God's will by their continual denial of civil rights to gays and lesbians. Surely, some of the white bigots in the South must have 'believed' the same. Isn't it curious that the Bible and God are used by bigots to mollify their obvious hate for another?
Naturally, those who have studied the history of the human race clearly understand how often 'religion' and 'beliefs' have been used to attack, subjugate, imprison, rape, and kill another tribe or group of people. Hundreds of bloody historical pages chronicle these sorry deeds.
Often we Americans point the finger of guilt at African, Asian and European nations who have used 'beliefs' or long-standing cultural traditions to deny the rights of those within their boundaries. Even today, those traditions continue.
Yet, here we are, in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, and there are Americans who 'believe' that other groups of Americans ought not enjoy the full and endowed rights of this nation. Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness is openly and summarily denied to gays and lesbians by evangelical and fundamentalist christians because... because that ancient Jewish journal, that dossier filled with misogyny, bigotry, slavery, and disdain for neighboring tribes 'tells them to.'
Apparently, to the evangelical, fundamentalist christian, the Bible is a more valid document than the United States Constitution. In other words, these christian bigots 'believe' that they owe more allegiance to the Bible than to the Flag. Imagine that! Here in this nation there are thousands of 'citizens' who do not put country first! Should we alert Homeland Security? Are some of them working to subvert the Constitution of this nation? Do they wish to alter the structure of this nation so that the Bible replaces the Constitution. Might this be called treason? I think so.
Additionally, some of these treasonous christians are giving open support to another nation, promoting civil unrest within that nation and the agitation of its neighbors. It is the State of Israel.
An organization calling itself, Christians United for Israel, says on its website:
Israel’s time of need is now. There is a new Hitler in the Middle East --President Ahmadinejad of Iran -- who has threatened to wipe out Israel and America and is rapidly acquiring the nuclear technology to make good on his threat. If we learned anything from the Holocaust, it is that when a madman threatens genocide we must take him seriously. During the Holocaust, too many Christians were silent, and we were left to mourn the slaughter of 6 million Jews. Today, Bible-believing Christians must speak up and stand up for Israel. We must act to do whatever we can to protect Israel’s 6 million Jews from the second Holocaust. We must get it right this time. Our faith demands it. The times require it. Silence is not an option.
The infamous pastor, John Hagee, is part of this 'ministry.' Christians United for Israel has its own congressional PAC, helping to sway our congressmen and senators to direct our tax dollars to the State of Israel to defeat and dislodge Muslims from 'the Holy Land.' This is because Revelations demands that the landing pad for the second coming of Jesus be cleansed of the unholy infidels.
How many American chrisitans send money to this organization? Do they receive a tax-deduction for supporting the State of Israel? Is that constitutional and/or treasonous? The IRS ought to investigate and Homeland Security should be notified.
I repeat what I said at the beginning: fundamentalist christians are a threat to the security and functioning of this nation. They openly subvert the Constitution and many openly support a foreign government. Therefore, they engage in treasonous activities.