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Michigan Teachers Forced To Stop Teaching "Intelligent Design"

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]britzkrieg)

A Christian legal defense group is threatening to sue a Michigan school superintendent who made teachers quit teaching alternatives to evolution.


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Emergency Contraception in N.C.

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]britzkrieg)

From the News & Observer, an NC Triangle news source: The N.C. Board of Pharmacy now allows pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for "morning after" birth-control pills but requires them to find alternative arrangements for the client.

Note the following from deep in the article:

An Eckerd Drug representative said pharmacists may not refuse to fill a prescription on the basis of any religious, political or moral beliefs.

CVS, Kerr, and Wal-Mart, however, have more "liberal" policies. Letters, anyone? Reverse boycott?


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Colbert I. King's 'Justice Sunday' eve salvo...


"The Christian right counts on the religiously timid to keep their mouths shut. So why not exploit religion for their own ends? They will if we let them.

"And that's just it. Americans of faith -- and those lacking one -- ought to vigorously resist attempts by power-hungry zealots to impose their religious views on the nation. That means standing up to them at every turn."

"It means challenging them when they say of Americans who support a woman's right to choose; the right of two adults to enter into a loving, committed, state-sanctioned, monogamous relationship; the right to pursue science in support of life; the right of the aggrieved to launch aggressive assaults against racism, sexism and homophobia, that they are not legitimate members of the flock. Where do those on the religious right get off thinking they have the right to decide who is in and who is out? Who appointed them sole promoters and defenders of the faith? What makes them think they are more holy and righteous than the rest of us?"

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An email to Frist

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]heartlikeawheel)

Thank you Sunfell, for the welcome. As you asked, here is a repost of my email to Frist, sent a few days ago. I'm sure it went right in the trashcan, with all the other "dissidents":

Senator Frist:

The filibuster was A-OK when Republicans wanted to use it time and again to block Clinton's appointments. But now that it is the last tool available to Democrats for blocking the appointment of Christian Reconstructionist judges to the Supreme Court, i.e., those who would impose their religious views on all Americans by force of the Bench, you and your constituents say the filibuster is "unconstitutional" and seek to ban it.

I'd like to inform you of something. There is no government on this planet who could force me to conform to the "moral ethic" of ANY religion. I will decide what is moral for me, you will not. The religious fanatics who re-elected the President and gave the Republicans the majority in Congress are dangerous people on a level with Osama Bin Laden...same premise, different religion. And you and your kind embrace them to your bosom.

The day that government begins enforcing laws dictating how people should and should not live their personal lives is the day I abandon this country for a DEMOCRACY. This one, sadly, has more fascist elements than democratic these days. But I suppose today's Republicans like it that way. Lincoln, the founder of your party, is spinning in his grave.

The Founding Fathers will weep. You think they'd like a theocracy, I'm sure, with a judiciary interpreting law based solely on Mosaic Law. After all, isn't that what the Constitutional Restoration Act is all about? Indeed it is. No law shall be higher in the land than God's law, that is the gist of it, hidden behind such deceitful, patriotic language. What the Founding Fathers really envisioned was that the American people are entitled to be free FROM religion, as well as free to practice ANY religion of their choice.

You and your kind should be ashamed. But I'll wager you're not.

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