Monday, July 26, 2010

Tennessee Lt. Gov: Religious Freedom May Not Count For Muslims

I'm saving up for a really nice blog post on the First Amendment and have been resisting posting things regarding that, but this fucking idiot crossed the line.  Ron Ramsey is candidate for governor of Tennessee.  He said,
"Now, you could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it a nationality, way of life, cult whatever you want to call it."
Wow.  Just Wow.  Islam is only the 2nd largest religion in the world.  If you want to call it a cult, then you have to call the LDS church a cult or even any protestant denomination a cult.  Heck, Catholicism may be just as much of a cult as Islam is.  But wait, it gets better.
"Now, you know, I'm all about freedom of religion. I value the First Amendment as much as I value the Second Amendment as much as I value the Tenth Amendment and on and on and on.  But you cross the line when they try to start bringing Sharia Law here to the state of Tennessee -- to the United States. We live under our Constitution and they live under our Constitution."
No, no you are not about freedom of religion.  You are only about freedom for your religion.  You have no understanding of the First Amendment.  How is Sharia Law being applied in Tennessee?  Its not like your state would ever elect a Muslim to any state office.  And yes, they do live under out Constitution, just like you do.  That gives them the freedom to build their mosque in downtown Manhattan.  That gives them the freedom to pray to Allah, just as it gives you the freedom to pray to your God and be a complete and total asshole.

It is ironic that the religious right in this country is all about the Constitution, yet they want to impose their own Biblical law.  They couldn't see the hypocrisy even if God wrote it on some stone tablets and dropped it on their heads.

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