July 5, 2005

Americans United Blasts Istook 'Religious Freedom' Amendment

Americans United: Americans United Blasts Istook 'Religious Freedom' Amendment

In case you haven't heard about this yet, a Republican from Oklahoma proposed a "Religious Freedom" Amendment which would permit prayer in public schools, display of religious symbols in public buildings, and open the door to government-sponsored religion. The fact that none of this is Constitutional doesn't matter because by the time it would reach the U.S. Supreme Court, Bush will have been able to add a new extremist puppet to the court.

This is probably nothing more than an attempt to increase one's political capital in the wake of the Ten Commandments decisions, but that doesn't stop it from being dangerous. According to AU's Lynn, the amendment would allow majority rule in religion. We all know what that would mean.

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