Monday, February 8, 2010

It's So Hard to Be a Christian in America

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You can't even, as an elected official, make certain nonChristians know how unwelcome they are without getting into trouble.

In his State of the City address last week, Mayor R. Rex Parris said
Lancaster [California] was “growing a Christian community.”

"And don't let anybody shy away from that,” he said to an audience of
ministers. “I need [Lancaster residents] standing up and saying we're a
Christian community, and we're proud of that."

What blows my mind is that obviously Mayor Parris, an elected representative of every citizen of Lancaster, thought it was appropriate to (a) support one religion over another, and (b) make certain every nonChristian in Lancaster knows exactly how he feels about them. Clearly, to Mayor Parris, nonChristians are people that don't belong in his city and the Constition can go suck it.

What's really interesting, though, is how Christians are trying to make this about the mean mean Muslims.

From the LA Times:

The Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
sent a letter Friday to the department requesting an investigation into whether
Parris’ comments violated the Constitution’s Establishment Clause, which bans
the government from supporting or endorsing a religion.

Yeah, that is a good question. Clearly, the Mayor, in his capacity as a government official, is indeed supporting one religion over any other. So, yeah, unconstitutional.

Here's how it was reported by One News Now:

Two city officials in a California town are being targeted for possible hate
crimes over comments they made recently about the Christian and Muslim faiths.

That's odd. On the one hand, we have a question of constitutionality, on the other HAYT CRIMZZZZZZ!!!1!! Okay then.


  1. CAIR is right on this one. I haven't been able to find anything the mayor said about muslims. Just because it was muslims who complained, the christians are attacking the messenger, as usual.

    Also as usual, a christstain "news" rag is waterboarding the facts.


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