Just wanted to send some love to Jessica Alhquist, a high school Junior in Rhode Island. Jessica recently sued her high school for a flagrant violation of the separation of church and state. She represented all non-Christians not included in the “School Prayer” mural, which implied a blanket belief in “Heavenly Father”.
Best of all…she WON! Hoorah! Freedom of/from belief is an imperative right afforded to us in the US of A. Regardless of what a person believes, it is important to keep our government secular so as to respect the beliefs of all people, not just some.
Unfortunately (but not surprisingly), Jessica has come up against violent threats in response to her win. She has also been dealing with a shitload of Christian Love™ online.
As for said “Christians”…
….it frustrates me that many uber religious American Christians don’t understand how their religious imposition works in the same way that sexism, racism, and homophobia do to oppress and silence. (Then again, Abrahamic religions are not exactly a hub of social progress.)
Remember that part of American history where religious dogma brought our predecessors here to begin with?
Remember that part of the Constitution that ensures the separation, not orgy-fication, of church & state?