The seventh Guiding Principle is, “America’s youth shall never be subjected to religious bias in education. If there is one penny of government funds involved, there must not be one iota of religious bias or propaganda.”
It is appalling that we set aside science for 2000-year-old stories. It is worse that some teach this to their children. It is unconscionable that some want to teach everyone’s children this gobbledygook.
Seems obvious; don’t put your beliefs on me or anyone else. And do NOT get them codified into law. This continually seems to be at issue!
These principles come from Attack of the Theocrats by Sean Faircloth.
- Our military shall serve and include all Americans, religious and nonreligious, with no hint of bias, and with no hint of fundamentalist extremism coloring our military decisions at home or abroad.
- And Federal-or state-funded program, whether offering service domestic or foreign, that related to reproductive health and intimate sexual decisions shall be based on science and public health, not on religious bias or the denigration or women or sexual minorities.
- Heath-care professionals shall fulfill their ethical and professional oath to address the needs of their patients, and they must do so with the no hint of religious bias and in respectful service to the needs of the patients they are sworn to serve – or they must find another job.
- There shall be no bias based on religion of lack thereof in any land-use planning or environmental laws, and discrimination based on religion or lack thereof shall be prohibited in any employment setting.
- While marriage can be defined by a religion as that religion so chooses for the purposed of its internal ceremonies, our government shall never impose a religious bias on the definition of marriage.
- When facing the end of life, all Americans shall be guaranteed control over their own bodies, without being thwarted by religious bias.
- America’s youth shall never be subjected to religious bias in education. If there is one penny of government funds involved, there must not be one iota of religious bias or propaganda.
- The composition of our Congress and legislatures shall include Secular Americans, and there must be no political bias against secular candidates.
- There shall be one consistent standard pertaining to the health and welfare of children, no matter the religion of a child’s parent, school, or child-care center. Religious extremists can do whatever they want to their own bodies, but children shall be treat at human beings, not as pawns to be scarified in the name of religion.
- Medical, technical, and scientific innovation shall be dedicated to the health and advancement of our fellow citizens and must never be impeded by religious bias.
The fifth Guiding Principle is, “While marriage can be defined by a religion as that religion so chooses for the purposes of its internal ceremonies, our government shall never impose a religious bias on the definition of marriage.”
On the religious side, there is this continuing discussion about how marriage is defined in the Bible. Honestly, not everyone cares about the Bible, the Bible has conflicting definitions and meanings of marriage, there are other ways to understand this word, and times change. Let’s live in the here and now. The world I live in and want to create is about tolerance, acceptance, and freedom. Defining a word that excludes others from such a potentially important life experience is ridiculous and discriminatory. Continue readingJust so you know, I HATE these messages . . . and now I have one! Rippere.com is only about my experience of the world. It is not related to any organization with which I am associated.
The fourth Guiding Principle is, “There shall be no bias based on religion or lack thereof in any land-use planning of environmental laws, and discrimination based on religion or lack thereof shall be prohibited in any employment setting.”
I can honestly say that I have no first hand experience with or exposure to religious preference in land use planning. So, I typed “land use religion” into Google to see what might appear. Hopefully, at least ONE concept that was both relevant and interesting would magically appear on the first page! Sort of depressing how easy it was to find LOTS of things that were interesting and relevant. Honestly, depressing. Continue readingJust so you know, I HATE these messages . . . and now I have one! Rippere.com is only about my experience of the world. It is not related to any organization with which I am associated.