It’s the third annual Pulpit Freedom Sunday on September 26th. One hundred pastors will give the finger to the freedom to not have a religion-infested government.
What these Christianist morons want, is not freedom of religion and from government intrusion in religion, they want to impose their brand of religion into the secular laws of this country, which was founded by people who were escaping a Church-controlled government.
What these Christianist morons will not understand, is that only a secular government can guarantee their safety and their existence.
The pastors will preach sermons related to biblical perspectives on the positions of electoral candidates or current government officials, exercising their constitutional right to free religious expression despite a problematic Internal Revenue Service rule that activist groups often use to silence churches.
“Pastors and churches shouldn’t live in fear of being punished or penalized by the government—in this case, the IRS,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Erik Stanley. “ADF is not trying to get politics into the pulpit; we want to get government out of the pulpit. Churches should be allowed to decide for themselves what they want to talk about. The IRS should not be the one making the decision by threatening to revoke a church’s tax-exempt status.”
They don’t want government in the pulpit, yet they are going to put politics in the pulpit for the purpose of forcing government to enact laws respecting their particular religious dogma, to force non-religious people, through government in the pulpit, to live by their particular religion’s rules.
Well, fair is fair. I think non-believers should have Pulpit Freedom Sundays, too, where we have the first amendment right to barge into their churches and speak from the pulpit (we’ll donate to the collection plate for the privilege, like a tax!) and present factual information proving that organized religion is a scam, that the Bible is full of lies and contradictions, that their leaders are corrupt frauds and that congregations are bankrolling the shameful abuses of children’s minds and bodies.
Yeah, let’s have Pulpit Freedom Sundays — I want to play, too.