Saturday, September 09, 2006
The Christians are coming!
The last letter in The Daily Planet comes from Billy Trice, Jr.
Half of the people in this country think that the biggest threats here are Islamic terrorists. That is a lie. Personally, the biggest threats in this country are right-wing Christian fundamentalists forcing their own moralities onto others.Sure, Islamic fundamentalists engage in murder, but Christian fundamentalists don't want you to marry certain kinds of people! That's twenty times worse!
I am seeing their actions exposed on TV. For example, their involvement in the Terry Salvo case and pushing the president and the Congress for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.All vitally important issues to everyone on a personal level.
People should understand that these right-wing Christian fundamentalists learned from their ancestors about controlling people in the name of Christianity. Their ancestors forced their moralities in a brutal fashion against American Indians in this country several centuries ago.Okay, we've gone from "kill everyone who refuses to join our religion" to "don't pull a feeding tube." Frankly, I can live with that trend. I find it especially odd that "kill everyone who refuses to join our religion" is mentioned as if it's completely at odds with what those friendly neighborhood Islamic fundamentalists do.
For example, in New England in the 1600s, the Pequot people were massacred by these same Christian fundamentalists because they refuse to convert to Christianity. Back then, these Christian fundamentalists attacked the Indians' religion by claiming it was "the duty of good Christians to exterminate them."
This kind of thinking is what I'm seeing today by these right-wing Christian fundamentalists. Their madness needs to stop at once.
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