News: ‘American Religious History Week’

Congress could entertain the possibility of passing this bill, House resolution 397, as early as next week.  The text of the bill can be found through the link:

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Basically the premise of the bill is to set up the first week of May as “American Religious History Week,” and would supposedly do this:  “Affirming the rich spiritual and religious history of our Nation’s founding and subsequent history and expressing support for designation of the first week in May as `American Religious History Week’ for the appreciation of and education on America’s history of religious faith.”

Sounds fairly benign, right?  Read further.

For a shortened opinion of the resolution, read here: Short article.

I can’t support this at all.  I think it would turn into a shoving-religion-down-peoples’-throats, “Christianity is the One True Way” Week.  And that, in my opinion, goes against the many religious freedoms we have in this country.

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One response to “News: ‘American Religious History Week’

  1. In an ideal world, religion in politics would be fine. The problem in reality is that people are horribly biased and self serving and have no comprehension of fairness. Thus why I think all people, regardless of religion, should be for the separation of Church and State. Governments have always shown a readiness to abuse religion (any and all religions from Christianity to different forms of paganism although some are obviously easier to abuse then others).

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