Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Chris Buttars at it again

So, according to an article in today's Salt Lake Tribune, Sen. Chris Buttars is back to his old shennanigans again.

This time, it's to define the separation of Church and State.

He says the separation of church and state outlined in the Constitution and interpreted by jurists "is built on a house of cards and judicial activism."
"It's gotten ridiculous. We have Christmas wars and White Cross wars," said the chairman of the Judicial Confirmation Committee, referring to battles between atheists and the state. "The state has become hostile to religion."

Oh, we're going to have so much fun with this one, aren't we?

Oh, while he's at it, let's have him define the following:

"We believe that religion is instituted of God; and that men are amenable to him, and to him only, for the exercise of it, unless their religious opinions prompt them to infringe upon the rights and liberties of others" (Doctrine and Covenants 134:4)

"We do not believe it just to mingle religious influence with civil government, whereby one religious society is fostered and another proscribed in its spiritual privileges, and the individual rights of its members, as citizens, denied." (Doctrine and Covenants 134:9)

Oh, and I didn't realize that we as Mormons used the white cross. Thanks for the info, Mr Buttars.

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