Thursday, February 9, 2012

Quotation for Today: A Democracy Or A Theocracy?

The efforts of religious groups and Republican politicians to carve out an exemption to the Constitution of the United States are the focus of today's quotation. It is clear that these religious organizations Republican politicians believe their sectarian dogma triumphs the Constitution of the United States.

"This is not about religious freedom; it’s about women’s health. Religions have the constitutionally protected right to worship as they choose, to require that their adherents dress in a certain way, or behave in a certain way, or shun birth control (although the idea that American Catholics generally follow that rule is pretty laughable). The government has no business meddling in that. But this is an example of where religious doctrine intrudes into public policy. The First Amendment also protects civic society from domination by any particular religion."
Andrew Rosenthal
Religious groups and Republican politicians, like many Islamic fundamentalists, believe religious dogma should be the law of the land. These warp-minded people must be stopped from spreading their perverted ideas of democracy and freedom of conscience; else we will have neither democracy or freedom of conscience.  

Rosenthal, Andrew. "The Loyal Opposition: It’s Not About Religious Freedom." The New York Times 8 February, 2012: online edition. 

Related information:

Greenhouse, Linda. "Opinionator: Whose Conscience?" The New York Times 8 February, 2012: online edition.

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