Monday, August 08, 2011

"Five Points About Rick Perry's Prayer Rally Not Yet in Mainream Press"(From Talk to Action)

One thing the framers of our Constitution got right - after years of seeing the opposite results in England - was the separation of Church & State. One thing the religious right has wanted to undermine & destroy is the separation of Church & State. In this article Rachel Tabachnick writes:
We may have just seen the national debut of a new phase of political activism by the Religious Right that is the culmination of decades of planning.
Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas, organized a prayer meeting last Saturday. Rick Perry, the same person who wants to be President of the United States. Will there be prayer meetings on the South Lawn of the White House? Will god determined the decisions made in the Oval Office? For centuries god (or gods) were used to justify the actions of people in power. You know the "Devine right of Kings"? When power, no matter how destructive it is, is justified as gods will not that of fallible human beings, it becomes virtually unchallengeable. The powers-that-be in the Catholic Church (& other religions) have been using this ploy for centuries. The devine right of presidents is a direct violation of the Constitution.

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