“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
How often is this quoted as the basis of the “separation of Church and State”? This “separation” is bogus, as it merely prohibits the government from favoring one religion over another. A de jure “separation” would nullify the Declaration of Independence and all fifty state constitutions. Liberals and Communist sympathizers don’t mind using it to browbeat everyone from George W. Bush to the volunteers at the 7th Street Mission.
The Left’s insistence that government have nothing to do with religion simply magnifies the stunning hypocrisy of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors:
More than 25,000 evangelical Christian youth landed Friday in San Francisco for a two-day rally at AT&T Park against “the virtue terrorism” of popular culture, and they were greeted by an official city condemnation and a clutch of protesters who said their event amounted to a “fascist mega-pep rally.“
Gotta remember that Hitler comparison!
It gets even stupider:
Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco … told counterprotesters at City Hall on Friday that while such fundamentalists may be small in number, “they’re loud, they’re obnoxious, they’re disgusting, and they should get out of San Francisco.“
What is Mark Leno opposing? Wise choices? Self-respect? How about the First Amendment’s guarantees about religion, speech, and assembly? It appears he wants these freedoms only for those dour (!) types who agree with him.
“I’m not here to hate anybody,” Scott Thompson said. “This isn’t about Bush or gays or anything other than being here to worship together.”
That’s not how some liberal leaders saw it.
Doesn’t that say it all? These self-proclaimed “liberals” aren’t liberal. They talk about “Liberty!” while they violate the First Amendment with their illegal “condemnation” of a Christian assembly.
At least they aren’t cracking skulls open. Yet.