Article Eleven vs. Religious Laws

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“A bill that would restrict the right to marry to people of faith and would mandate all marriage licenses be approved by a member of the clergy was approved by the Oklahoma state House on Tuesday.”

What most people do not understand about most religions, is, they are STUCK IN DUALITY. Duality is the Father of Illusion. As predicted, there is now a Holy Law War in America against everything that is NOT OF THEM. The Christian-right entered the political arena to conduct cultural warfare with its COUNTERPART, the Federal Secular Democracy, claiming this is what our Founding Fathers wanted, church rule. Politics are of a secular nature. Their goal is to have their King Jesus rule us in a divine democracy. There is no such animal. There are sinners, and Paul’s brand of Jesus’ teaching THRIVES ON SIN and SINNERS.

Thanks to the Treaty of Tripoli and Article Eleven, WE THE PEOPLE may be able to stuff this Political Religious Evil back in its box, back into the church where it belongs.

I have declared myself a Prophet and Seer who were mere humans existing before John and Jesus. I have said my muses help me see into the future. After Rena sent me a letter, I began to SEE what was heading our way. I put Antonin Artaud and Van Gough on a train to Bozeman to attend their Art Festival in a building that looks like the Bardo Museum.

On January 17, 2014, I made this prediction that foresaw the attack on the Bardo Museum by crazed gunmen. I wondered if this is what frightened Rena.

“The Theatre of Cruelty and Cultural Warfare is coming to Emerson Center For Arts & Culture.”

https://rosamondpress.com/2014/01/17/waiting-for-artaud/

Jon Presco

https://rosamondpress.com/2014/02/25/midland-city-arts-festival/

https://rosamondpress.com/2012/05/12/evangelicals-vamp-on-secular-art/

https://rosamondpress.com/2015/03/29/isaac-hull-captain-of-the-argus-constitution-and-enterprise/

The bill, approved by a Republican majority, now goes to the state Senate for consideration.

House Bill 1125, sponsored by Republican State Representative Todd Russ, is a radical measure that would end secular marriage licenses in the state. In addition, the bill would bar all judges and other secular officials from performing marriages in Oklahoma.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tripoli

Bill Bennett authored a book that claims Captain Isaac Hull battled and dispatched Islamic Terrorists. Bennett, in his new book, “America, the Last Best Hope”, describes it this way:

The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners.

Joshua E. London’s description of the meeting in his book:

“The response was unnerving. As Adams and Jefferson later reported to the Continental Congress, the ambassador said the raids were a jihad against infidels. Muslim privateers felt “it was their duty to make war upon them [non-Muslims] wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could as Prisoners, and that every Mussleman [Muslim] who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

The Americans now had two choices: pay tribute or fight the pirates.”

http://www.floppingaces.net/2006/07/04/americas-first-war-with-islami/

Not able to contain myself after Rena challenged me to treat “Red-necks” like human beings, I put Antonin Artaud and Vincent Van Gough on a noon train to Bozeman where they are going to attend a Arts Festival at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture. This is right out of ‘Breakfast of Champions’ one of my favorite books because it comes close to describing my late sister’s success which high water mark came with the revelation I and my mommy oppressed the budding career of ‘The Rose of the World’ after catching her drawing in a closet when she was four years old. The famous producer, Ronald Schwary, purchased an option to produce a lousy biography of Rosamond that will be hawked at the Emerson Center.

To put Christine, Rena, and myself in the same leagues as Artaud, Becket, and the Joyce’s may be a stretch of the imagination, but the Struggle remains the same. I will explain how we three changed the look of Art in a social setting that permeates several modern lifestyles, including the internet. Rosamond was famous for her Beautiful Faces that were like mirrors hung on the wall.

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall…….who’s the fairest one of all?”

https://rosamondpress.com/2014/01/13/lucia-and-artaud/

Russ claims the radical legislation is motivated by his desire to protect court clerks from having to issue licenses to same-sex couples. Russ says he doesn’t want these workers put in the position of having to condone or facilitate same-sex marriage.

Under the legislation, atheists and others not wanting to be married by a religious official could file an affidavit through the court clerk’s office claiming a common-law marriage.

Republican supporters of  the legislation want to remove the state from the marriage process. Rep. Dennis Johnson, a Republican, said:

Marriage was not instituted by government. It was instituted by God. There is no reason for Oklahoma or any state to be involved in marriage.

Johnson and other Republicans are confused. For the record, marriage is a legal contract between two consenting adults, and as a legal contract it is governed by the state. A wedding, on the other hand, may or may not be a religious ceremony, depending upon the wishes of the couple.

If conservative Christians could only understand this simple and basic distinction, which in many ways mirrors the constitutional distinction between church and state, a great deal of time, energy, and taxpayer money could be saved, and used towards more productive ends.

As it stands, the legislation is thinly disguised anti-gay Christian bigotry, pure and simple. The bill is a naked attempt to force Christian theocracy upon the citizens of Oklahoma.

A toxic combination of anti-gay discrimination and discrimination against non-theists, the bill is emblematic of the dangerous and hateful nature of conservative Christianity in America.

Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2015/03/oklahoma-house-passes-bill-restricting-marriage-to-people-of-faith/#ixzz3VyhTmAFt

When the federal government adopted a religious protection act in 1993, same-sex marriage was not on the horizon.

An informal coalition of liberals and conservatives endorsed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act because it seemed to protect members of vulnerable religious minorities from punishment for the exercise of their beliefs. The federal legislation was set off by a case in which two followers of the Native American church were fired and denied unemployment benefits because they took part in ceremonies with peyote, an illegal drug.

Twenty states, including Indiana last week, have since passed their own versions of religious freedom laws.

But over time, court decisions and conservative legal initiatives started to change the meaning of those laws, according to liberal activists. The state laws were not used to protect minorities, these critics say, but to allow some religious groups to underminr.

“The coalition broke apart over the civil rights issues,” said Eunice Rho, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union. The organization, which initially supported the measures, now opposes them unless they include language ensuring that they will not be used to permit discrimination or harm.

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David C. Long, left, and Brian C. Bosma, Republican lawmakers in Indiana, said a law was not meant to discriminate. Credit Michael Conroy/Associated Press

In the 1990s, for example, in the kind of case that raised red flags for civil rights advocates, landlords cited religious beliefs, sometimes with success in court, after refusing to rent to unmarried heterosexual couples.

The clash of values erupted again after Indiana adopted its own version of a “religious freedom” act last week. Arkansas is expected to approve a similar law this week.

The furor has put Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, who is considered a possible Republican presidential candidate, under national scrutiny. On Monday, Republican legislators in Indiana said they were searching with the governor for a possible amendment to the law to “clarify” that it does not permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.

“It is not the intent of the law to discriminate against anyone, and it will not be allowed to discriminate against anyone,” David C. Long, president pro tem of the State Senate, said on Monday at a news conference with Brian C. Bosma, speaker of the State House of Representatives.

Indiana Democrats called for an outright repeal, while gay rights groups and even the mayor of Indianapolis, a Republican, called for strong new statewide anti-discrimination laws.

Indiana has already felt the political and economic fallout of enacting the law.

The Democratic mayors of San Francisco and Seattle have said they will ban city-funded travel to Indiana. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut, a Democrat, has said he plans to sign a similar executive order banning state-funded travel. The rock band Wilco said it had canceled a show scheduled for May 7 in Indianapolis.

In North Carolina on Monday, Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, said in a radio interview that he would not support a similar bill under consideration in his state’s Republican-dominated legislature.

“I think Governor Pence has done the right thing,” Mr. Bush told the conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt. “I think once the facts are established, people aren’t going to see this as discriminatory at all.”

While these laws do not mention gays or discrimination, the timing is no accident. As bans on same-sex marriage fall, those promoting such laws have made no secret of their desire to protect conservative Christian individuals and businesses, such as caterers and florists, who choose not to sell services to same-sex couples. This is not discrimination, the supporters say, but protecting religious liberty.

In 1804, the former Consul to Tunis, William Eaton, returned to the Mediterranean with the title of Naval Agent to the Barbary States. Eaton had been granted permission from the United States government to back the claim of Hamet Karamanli. Hamet Karamanli was the rightful heir to the throne of Tripoli and had been deposed by his brother Yussif Karamanli. Upon his return to the area, Eaton sought out Hamet Karamanli who was in exile in Egypt. Upon locating him, Eaton made a proposal to reinstate him on the throne. The exile agreed to Eaton’s plan.[2]

Commodore Samuel Barron, the new naval commander in the Mediterranean, provided Eaton with naval support from the USS Nautilus, the USS Hornet and the USS Argus. The three vessels were to provide offshore bombardment support.[3] The Nautilus was commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry, the Hornet was commanded by Samuel Evans, and the Argus was commanded by Isaac Hull.[citation needed]

A detachment of U.S. Marines was given to Eaton under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon. Eaton and Hull made their base of operations at Alexandria, Egypt. There, with the help of Hamet Karamanli, they recruited about 500 Arab and Greek mercenaries.[4] Eaton named himself general and commander-in-chief of the combined force.[5]

Evangelicals are zombies For Jesus who feed on Secular Sins. Without Sin and Sinners in the world, they would wither and die.

Insane ministers are going after THE ARTS, and the National endowment of the Arts because they offer an alternative to Jesus – who has all the answers! The church has become a dark bar full of drunks who are rooting for Team Jesus, who takes on everything that is not – OF JESUS!

BIG BROTHER JESUS IS WATCHING YOU – SO YOU BETTER BE WATCHING JESUS

Piss Jesus was a windfall for evangelical missionaries in America, as was Bill Clinton’s naughty penis. These insane religious addicts worship Sin and Sinners – pray they will sin some more so they will prosper. The real Jesus hated these self-righteous vampires, and tried to destroy them, drive a stake through their heart.

Jon The Nazarite

Secular humanists should be on guard about a new book, Mind Siege: The Battle for Truth in the New Millennium, by Tim LaHaye and David Noebel. This book is a call to arms of evangelical Christians against secular humanism and Paul Kurtz, in particular.
The main theses of LaHaye and Noebel are that secular humanism is a “religion” and that the secular humanist ideology dominates all of the major institutions of American life—including the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Organization for Women, the National Endowment for the Arts, the major television networks, the major foundations (Ford, Rockefeller, MacArthur), the National Council of Churches, the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, the United Nations, Harvard, Yale, and 2,000 other colleges and universities.
They also allege that secular humanists have “undermined the moral fabric of America” and that evangelical Christians (80 million strong) need to gear up for an all-out battle to root secular humanists out of public life and political office.
The book repeats the litany of libelous charges against secular humanism first made by LaHaye in his earlier 1980 book, Battle for the Mind. The book was influential in initiating a major fusillade against secular humanists. It helped galvanize both religious and political opposition to secular humanism during the early Reagan years. The attacks on secular humanism subsided in the 1990s, as the Religious Right turned to other enemies
Is this book a harbinger of another major assault on secular humanists?
LaHaye is coauthor of a series of best-selling novels. He is founder of the fundamentalist Creationist Institute and his wife, Beverly, heads Concerned Women of America, another ultra-conservative organization. Both LaHaye and Noebel are outspoken opponents of humanism.
What is unique this time around is that Mind Siege concentrates on Humanist Manifesto 2000, which was first published in Free Inquiry in the fall of 1999 and is held to be “the bible of humanists” along with Humanist Manifestos I and II. LaHaye and Noebel deplore “scientific naturalism” and “planetary humanism” as undermining Christian faith and American patriotism. They shift back and forth between the various Manifestos, even though the older ones were written decades ago when global political and economic conditions were different.
The Council for Secular Humanism has explicitly and repeatedly denied that it is a “religion,” and we have affirmed that secular humanists can lead a moral life and be good citizens without religious faith. Secular humanism is an ethical, philosophical, and scientific outlook. It is not a religion. Yet in this broadside, all humanist organizations in the United States are equally condemned.
Let us hope that this not the beginning of a major new assault, and that it will not be used by the religious right or their cohorts in the Bush administration and the conservative media to restrict the rights and freedom of secular humanists. We have countered this angry diatribe with a reasoned video of our own

The photograph is of a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of what appears to be a yellow liquid. The artist has described the substance as being his own urine.[3][4] The photograph was one of a series of photographs that Serrano had made that involved classical statuettes submerged in various fluids—milk, blood, and urine.[5] The photograph is a 60×40 inch Cibachrome print. It is glossy and its colors are deeply saturated. The presentation is that of a golden, rosy medium including a constellation of tiny bubbles. Without Serrano’s explanation, the viewer would not necessarily be able to differentiate between the stated medium of urine and a medium of similar appearance, such as amber or polyurethane.[6]

In 1804, the former Consul to Tunis, William Eaton, returned to the Mediterranean with the title of Naval Agent to the Barbary States. Eaton had been granted permission from the United States government to back the claim of Hamet Karamanli. Hamet Karamanli was the rightful heir to the throne of Tripoli and had been deposed by his brother Yussif Karamanli. Upon his return to the area, Eaton sought out Hamet Karamanli who was in exile in Egypt. Upon locating him, Eaton made a proposal to reinstate him on the throne. The exile agreed to Eaton’s plan.[2]

Commodore Samuel Barron, the new naval commander in the Mediterranean, provided Eaton with naval support from the USS Nautilus, the USS Hornet and the USS Argus. The three vessels were to provide offshore bombardment support.[3] The Nautilus was commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry, the Hornet was commanded by Samuel Evans, and the Argus was commanded by Isaac Hull.[citation needed]

A detachment of U.S. Marines was given to Eaton under the command of First Lieutenant Presley O’Bannon. Eaton and Hull made their base of operations at Alexandria, Egypt. There, with the help of Hamet Karamanli, they recruited about 500 Arab and Greek mercenaries.[4] Eaton named himself general and commander-in-chief of the combined force.[5]

http://en.wikipedia

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1 Response to Article Eleven vs. Religious Laws

  1. Reblogged this on rosamondpress and commented:

    Joshua E. London’s description of the meeting in his book:

    “The response was unnerving. As Adams and Jefferson later reported to the Continental Congress, the ambassador said the raids were a jihad against infidels. Muslim privateers felt “it was their duty to make war upon them [non-Muslims] wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could as Prisoners, and that every Mussleman [Muslim] who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

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