Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Bible and the Constitution

The Gospel According to Matthew: "And when you pray, do not be like
the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and
on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they
have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your
room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your
Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

The Constitution of the United States of America: "Congress shall
make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting
the free exercise thereof."

I'm not sure if she was directly heeding the words of Jesus Christ, or
simply interpreting the constitution with respect to the intentions of
the Founding Fathers. Either way, District Court Judge Barbara B.
Crabb has just ruled that the National Day of Prayer Proclamation,
instituted by Ronald Reagan in 1988, is unconstitutional. In doing
so, she has thrown out a law that was both an affront to the Bible and
the intentions of Jesus Christ, and an affront to the Constitution.

No doubt, Jesus Christ and the Founding Fathers would be proud of
Judge Crabb's ruling.
No doubt, Fox News and the rest of the people who systematically
exploit the Christian religion as a political tool will feign outrage.

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