Dear Chuck Norris: Christianity is not Bigotry

We want to tear down America by following the constitution and keeping your religion out of our lives. Riiiight.

You have an odd idea of what it means to be a Christian, Chuck (via Autumn):

Though the majority of Americans continue to claim to be Christians, a Gallup poll discovered 45 percent of us would support an atheist for president, 55 percent would support a homosexual candidate and 72 percent would support a Mormon candidate.

Such a survey is a clear indication that most Americans are simply confused about what it means to be Christian. It also shows that the secularization of society is alive and well, especially when almost half would endorse an atheist president.

I don’t think you understand what it means to be an American. Apparently you think being a Christian means only voting for straight “acceptable” Christians.

You certainly aren’t up to snuff on the constitution (Jesus’s General):

I am a little worried, however, that you didn’t make a stronger argument in favor of a religious test being applied to those seeking office or employment by the government. While the letter from John Jay to Jedidiah Morse you cite makes a compelling case for requiring government officials to be Christian, I don’t think it carries quite as much weight as Article VI, Section III of the Constitution which states in part: “…but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

I’m afraid you’re going to have to do a lot better than a letter to overcome a Constitutional clause. I know that’s not easy for you. Logic and reasoned argument aren’t your strong suits.

No, they certainly aren’t. For example, in siding with the Rev Henry Jackson on hate crime legislation, you said:

I agree with Rev. Henry Jackson, who said the [“The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act”] would “mandate unequal protection under the law and will pave the way for criminalization of thoughts and religious beliefs contrary to politically correct ideas.”

Hate-crime laws are not only a violation of our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and religion, but a violation of the 10th Amendment’s limitations on the power of federal government.

The hate crime legislation you disagree with explicitly protects first amendment rights. What is so damn alluring about being able to commit hate crimes? And why is it an integral part of your identity as a Christian?

You title your article “How to outlaw Christianity (part 1)”. Why is your idea of Christianity one which requires others to acknowledge and bow to your faith and beliefs? Why must Christianity be enshrined within our political system, rather than a personal path towards God?

You call something as insignificant as removing the words “In God We Trust” from some coins “a flagrant defiance against theism”. Did you mean to say against theocracy? Because any act against the unification of church and state does nothing to harm theism, and much to help protect one’s religious beliefs from being infringed upon.

I urge you to write the president and your representatives today to encourage the overturning of this ungodly, religiously restricting and unconstitutional piece of legislation, erroneously titled by the misnomer, “Hate Crimes Prevention Act.”

The ignorance in your closing deserves sharp comment. There is nothing unconstitutional about a bill with this clause:

If any provision of this Act, an amendment made by this Act, or the application of such provision or amendment to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Act, the amendments made by this Act, and the application of the provisions of such to any person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby.

What is ungodly about stopping hate and violence?

Chuck Norris, Christianity is not Bigotry. It is one of many paths towards God, towards love and understanding. It will not be hurt by the hate crime legislation. It will be strengthened by it. So will we.

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