American Samizdat

Sunday, May 06, 2007. *
Theocracy in the News
Ryan J. Foley: School to fund religious group. The state has agreed to pay $20,000 in legal fees to lawyers for an evangelical group that the University of Wisconsin-Superior refused to recognize because it requires its leaders to be Christians.

AP: Ohio Judge Frees Man After Bible Quiz. A man arrested on Wednesday for allegedly trying to use a stolen credit card at a drugstore got a break from a judge after passing a sort of Bible quiz.

W. Gardner Selby: Governor supports bill to allow religious expression in school. GOP Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday endorsed a proposal potentially hastening prayer in public schools, though advocates stressed that Texas students simply need legal armor to air their beliefs.

[Articles continues at links. There are a couple great things about theocracy. First, we are all religious and pretty much have the same religion. So if tax dollars are used for religion, that's more or less the same as using tax dollars for highways or even socialized medicine. We're all going to want what we get and benefit from it. It's a necessity public good like water and sanitation! Second, when a person is religious they only do good things. So enfranchising religion into law means that no one will ever force anyone else to do anything other than the right thing. If they do, well, they weren't really religious. All swans are black, and if you see something that looks like a black swan it isn't really black. Or it isn't really a swan. Or SHUT UP!]


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