Friday, March 03, 2006

Did I miss something?

I am sure this thing is not going to pass, right? Sometimes I forget where I live. I am so detached from rural Missouri. I wonder what is going on out there?

12:28 AM CST on Friday, March 3, 2006
By John Mills, News 4


Missouri legislators in Jefferson City considered a bill that would name Christianity the state's official "majority" religion.

House Concurrent Resolution 13 has is pending in the state
legislature.

Many Missouri residents had not heard about the bill until Thursday.

Karen Aroesty of the Anti-defamation league, along with other watch- groups, began a letter writing and email campaign to stop the resolution.

The resolution would recognize "a Christian god," and it would not protect minority religions, but "protect the majority's right to express their religious beliefs.

The resolution also recognizes that, "a greater power exists," and only Christianity receives what the resolution calls, "justified recognition."

State representative David Sater of Cassville in southwestern Missouri, sponsored the resolution, but he has refused to talk about it on camera or over the phone.

KMOV also contacted Gov. Matt Blunt's office to see where he stands on the resolution, but he has yet to respond.

5 Comments:

Anonymous matty fred said...

David Sater has a website.

In the section titled "Sater's Capitol Straighttalk" is the following with reference to the bill:

House Concurrent Resolution (HCR 13) reflections upon the historical significance that Christianity has had in shaping our way of life, our government, and how our early leaders relied on their Christian faith in governing our first constitution. It states that the common sense that voluntary prayer in public schools and religious displays on public property are not a coalition of church and state, but rather the justified recognition of the positive role that Christianity has played in this great nation of ours, the United States of America.

You can contact David Sater through his website as well.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

Thanks for the link to the site. I e-mailed him and assume it will be routed to a folder on his desktop, "Feedback from Big City Liberals."

What a load of beans, this.

4:40 PM  
Blogger 48er said...

One must remember that it was also out-state legislators who struck the state's anti-bestiality laws from the books. Out-state legislators are currently attempting to make life easier for sex offenders.

Aside from their nauseating brand of Talibanesque Christianity, out-state legislators sound like they would be fun to party with:

"Jim Bob, I brought the bible, a goat and a couple of teen-age boys. Get us a couple of bottles of corn squeezins and call up Dominoes."

10:58 AM  
Blogger Steven Fitzpatrick Smith said...

Upon further review, I believe we should make this a Catholic state. Considering the contributions from the Spanish and French Catholics, to the Irish, Italian and German Catholics upon this state, we really need to recognize the Pope in his infallibility. Look around this great state. There are Catholic churches and history all over the place. The first University and education system. The first significant charity aid organizations. This is a simple recognition of the positive role Catholicism has had upon Missouri, our great nation and our planet.

Perhaps we should consider what this means before we move forward.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous gretchen said...

Having just moved to rural Missouri near where I grew up it is interesting to revisit my hometown of Washington. The people are really nice I run into, friends of my folks, others--then sometimes I remember that if they are older, they are likely Republican and likely conservative. You wouldn't know it from their looks or anything like that. People my age (20s) I'm not so sure about, there seems to be little political involvement with the younger set. Franklin county is also home of lots of meth so maybe the youngsters are too busy frying their brains to participate.

3:15 PM  

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