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It really bothers me when my “brothers and sisters in Christ” loudly proclaom that tolerance is “anti-Christian” and possibly anti-American.

tolerance n.
1. The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others. and I would add as long as those beliefs and practices do not violate the human rights of another.

But the Christian Right does not want to respect of others, not even other Christians.

A few telling quotes:

“You say you’re supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don’t have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist.

I can love the people who hold false opinions but I don’t have to be nice to them.”–Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, January 14, 1991

(Pat Robertson reflects the type of folks in th4e Religious Right who seek to dominate and control life in America. )

“I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good…Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country. We don’t want equal time. We don’t want pluralism.”

–Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 8-16-93

“I’d like for you to take but your paper might not allow you to do it and that is to take the Jewish element in the ACLU which is trying to drive Christianity out of the public place, and I’d like to see you do something objective there. Because the ACLU is made up of a tremendous amount of Jewish attorneys.” –Billy MacCormack, Christian Coalition director, taped interview with the Los Angeles Times, 11/14/90

“Actually, Rome is more dangerous than no religion because she substitutes religion for truth.”
– Tim LaHaye, founder of American Coalition for Traditional Values

These people can only carry out that their grab power if “we” keep letting them get away with clao,h that “they’ and “they” alone speak for American Christians and Americans in general.

BTW: “They” like to claim that only atheists support the principle of Church-State Separation.

You matywant to keep the following handy for the next time you hear that claim.

Religious Bodies Which Support Church-State Separation



American Baptist Churches USA
Historically connected to securing religious liberty. Has statements and
resolutions on the principle of separation of church and state, and against
state mandated prayer.

Church of the Brethren
Has a long history of defending the public schools, religious liberty and
the principle of church-state separation. Statements and resolutions have
been adopted.

Episcopal Church in America
Resolutions in support of church-state separation have been adopted.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Statements on religious liberty, human rights, church-state relations and
Lutheran perspectives on church-state have been written. Resolutions on
Religious Freedom and the Constitution have been adopted.

Friends Committee on National Legislation
Statements on School Prayer and religious freedom have been written. Public
policy statements favor church-state separation.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Historically supportive of the principle of church-state separation. Adopted
a Resolution in support of church-state separation at 1999 General Assembly.

Mennonite Central Committee
Statements on school prayer have been written. Mennonites have been vocal in
religious liberty issues.

Presbyterian Church (USA)
Has published policy statement in support of religious liberty: God Alone is
Lord of the Conscience.

Seventh Day Adventists
Historically strong supporters of religious liberty and the principle of
church-state separation.

Soka Gakkai International – USA
Statements regarding school prayer have been written. Strong proponents of
church-state separations and religious liberty.

Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Historically strong supporters of religious liberty and the principle of
church-state separation. (Reform Judaism)

United Church of Christ
Has adopted a resolution which encourages the education of member
congregations about the principle of church-state separation. Historically
strong supporters of religious liberty and church-state separation.

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Statements on religious liberty and several religious liberty resolutions
have been adopted. Strong supporters of the principle of church-state
separation.

United Methodist Church
Resoultions, study guides and statements in support of religious liberty and
church-state separation have been written and adopted. Historically
supportive of the principle of church-state separation.

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