Thursday, November 8, 2012

Open Letter to the US Religious Reicht

You lost the election, and by a *wide* electoral margin and the popular vote.  Romney will not be appointing any Supreme Court justices.  You are not one step closer to overturning Roe v. Wade.  You couldn't get a right wing candidate through the primary.  You lost four different ballot measures on marriage equality.  The US elected their first openly gay congressional representative.  All of your candidates that threw around "forcible" and "legitimate" rape and spewed horribly inaccurate ideas on female biology lost to more reasonable candidates. 

You were sent a message on Tuesday night.  Please, will you now realize that the majority of the majority of US citizens do not agree with your priorities and do not want your beliefs running this country.  This is not a Christian nation, no matter how much history you re-interpret to try and make it so.Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, yes, but not their own facts.  To deny as many facts as you do is to act in a delusional manner.  To then demand that others allow you bring to high office others who hold those same beliefs is beyond delusional.  Your right to believe whatever you want ends when you try to force those beliefs on a country through legislative action.  This country was founded on religious freedom, not just for you, but for everyone, and sometimes religious freedom means freedom from your religion.  Separation of church and state is a long-standing tradition here, and when you push too far into the affairs of state, you risk blow-back. 

This is your blow-back.  I suggest you take a while to interpret the results of Tuesday's election.  Then think about how best to move forward, and what actions would best follow in the footsteps of your lord.  There was a brown-skinned community organizer who's mother got pregnant out of wedlock, and talked about tolerance, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, and throwing out the money changers long before Obama.  His name was Jesus. 

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