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Christian Exodus

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Heard this one referenced on NPR this morning so I googled it.

Check the website for Christian Exodus. Apparently the plan is to move Dominionist Fundamentalist Christians into South Carolina and take over the state's government. The first paragraph of their mission statement makes my skin crawl:
ChristianExodus.org is moving thousands of Christians to South Carolina to reestablish constitutionally limited government founded upon Christian principles. It is evident that the U.S. Constitution has been abandoned under our current federal system, and the efforts of Christian activism to restore our Godly republic have proven futile over the past three decades. The time has come for Christian Constitutionalists to protect our liberties in a State like South Carolina by interposing the State's sovereign authority retained under the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The mission statement continues with complaints about legalized abortion, claims that the elderly and disabled are starved and euthanized, a veiled complaint about illegal immigration, and the usual diatribes against the restriction of Christians' freedom of expression and property rights.

According to NPR, about 15 families have moved to South Carolina under the auspices of this group. Hopefully they won't get a better response than that.

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Washington State's defense of marriage initiative


        Below from Grackle list.


"The Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance seeks to defend equal marriage in this state by challenging the Washington Supreme Court’s ruling on Andersen v. King County. This decision, given in July 2006, declared that a 'legitimate state interest' allows the Legislature to limit marriage to those couples able to have and raise children together. Because of this 'legitimate state interest,' it is permissible to bar same-sex couples from legal marriage.

"The way we are challenging Andersen is unusual: using the initiative, we are working to put the Court’s ruling into law. We will do this through three initiatives. The first would make procreation a requirement for legal marriage. The second would prohibit divorce or legal separation when there are children. The third would make the act of having a child together the legal equivalent of a marriage ceremony.

"Absurd? Very. But there is a rational basis for this absurdity. By floating the initiatives, we hope to prompt discussion about the many misguided assumptions which make up the Andersen ruling. By getting the initiatives passed, we hope the Supreme Court will strike them down as unconstitutional and thus weaken Andersen itself. And at the very least, it should be good fun to see the social conservatives who have long screamed that marriage exists for the sole purpose of procreation be forced to choke on their own rhetoric."

Full website at: http://www.wa-doma.org/Default.aspx

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