Do you know what I love about my country (in this case being the United States my place of birth and citizenship, if not actually my residence)? I love that it was based on religious freedom. I love that it is based on the idea that all people are equal.
I wish that congress and the president would get on board with these 200+ year old ideals.
You know what I hate about my country currently? I hate that the religious right (which appears to be taking over some parts of government) has forgotten that we are a land that was in part created to help people move away from religious persecution. I hate that mass media is perpetuating the myth that Islam is inherently violent and that all Muslims are terrorists. I hate that Christianity is being imposed on Americans.
I hate that the house passed this:
- Resolved, That the House of Representatives–
- (1) recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;
- (2) expresses continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide;
- (3) acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith;
- (4) acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization;
- (5) rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide; and
- (6) expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world.
Why, oh why, is it necessary for Congress to spend time debating this? Don’t we have more important things to talk about? Let’s talk about funding for public schools in this country! Let’s talk about the war in Iraq! Let’s talk about veteran’s benefits and social security and military spending and disaster preparedness! Let’s talk about gay marriage, adoption laws, and foster care policy! Let’s talk about human trafficking, the glass ceiling, campaign spending or dismantling a two party system! Let’s talk about important things! Please!