The right-wing in this country want you to believe that if you allow them to enact “Christian Laws” into State and Federal Codes, everything will be perfect. They want you to believe that their interpretation of what they call “sacred scripts” is the only way America can be perfect. They tell you that they “love everyone and are not bigoted.”
However, their actions, as well as actions of right-wing Christians everywhere tell a different story. These actions say that Christians are just as hateful and bigoted as any other religious group. We have constantly heard about how evil Sharia Law is. We have been told, erroneously, that there are “no go zones” in Europe because Muslims have put Sharia Law into place locally and Christians are afraid to venture into these areas.
There is also something that they are not telling you. That Christian fundamentalists all over the world are creating more bigoted laws than we have since the end of World War II. Here are just a few examples of just how unloving and hateful Christians really are.
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe.
We all remember our history and the stories about the Holocaust during Nazi Germany’s rule in Europe. What the right is not telling you is that anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe. And, it is not just Muslims who are anti-Semitic.
We have seen the murders of Jewish people just because they are Jewish. We have seen Jewish cemeteries desecrated. In Strassburg France hundreds of Jewish graves were desecrated just last week. We have even seen a video that was made in France where people were hurling insults at Jews as they walked down the street. These were not Muslims hurling the insults either.
Anti-Semitism is nothing new in Europe. Programs were initiated against Jews for hundreds of years. Entire villages were either wiped out or their residents forced to move out simply because they were Jews. Then Hitler took it even further with the Holocaust.
In its 2014 report, the Community Security Trust in the UK reported the highest number of anti-Semitic incidents it had ever recorded. In London, the Metropolitan police recorded a 120 percent rise in anti-Semitic crime in 2014. With hate crimes generally underreported, the real figures are likely to be much higher.
Pediatrician In Michigan Refuses To Treat Infant of Same-Sex Couple.
A pediatrician in Michigan refused to treat an infant because that infant’s parents are a gay couple. At first the pediatrician, Dr. Vanessa Roi, agreed to treat the infant. But later “after much prayer” apparently had a change of heart. When the couple arrived for the infant’s first “wellness check” they were greeted by a different doctor.
That doctor told the couple that Roi would not be seeing them at all. As it turns out, Roi was so firm in her beliefs that she did not even go into the office that day so she wouldn’t have to see the couple and their child. The other doctor agreed to treat the infant.
The irony is that it is not illegal in Michigan for a doctor to refuse treatment of a patient based on sexual orientation. Of course the American Medical Association’s ethics code says differently. Roi has not been a member of the AMA since 2001 according to her website. But she is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics which also says differently.
Since Roi “made this decision after much prayer” I guess she is saying that her Christian god allows discrimination against other humans.
Oklahoma Committee Sends “Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act” To State House of Representatives
A Federal Judge has already ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. But, those “god-fearing” Christians in Oklahoma will not be deterred from discriminating against the LGBT community by a “silly Judge’s” decision.
Once you understand the contents of the bill, you see that it is even more ridiculous than the title. This bill prohibits taxpayer funds, including government salaries, to be used for any activity that supports same-sex marriage. It also says that those who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples can be subject to removal from office.
The state is trying to find a loophole where-by they can openly discriminate against the LGBT community. Not by saying that same-sex marriage is illegal in the state, but rather by firing any official who issues a marriage license to same-sex couples.
Representative Emily Virgin, a Democrat who voted against the measure in committee on Tuesday, said: “No other state in the union has seen more anti-LGBT legislation introduced during this legislative session. The battleground is right here in Oklahoma.”
These are just a few examples of how right-wing Christians believe they will “make the world perfect.” Of course there have been other stories about how they want to bring back prayer to public schools, place religious artifacts in court rooms, and allow business to openly discriminate against anyone they think goes against their beliefs.
This just shows that anytime we allow religious beliefs to bleed into society and our laws how other groups are targeted. Christians have no more tolerance for those who believe differently than Muslims. That is why the First Amendment says: “The government shall not endorse any religion.”
I have said this before. History is cyclical. It is obvious that we have failed to learn from history, therefore we are doomed to repeat it. Even if you agree with this nonsense, remember, at some point someone with more money and a louder bullhorn is going to come around and make your beliefs illegal. That should be reason enough for everyone to fight this crap before it goes any further.