State representative David Sater of Cassville in southwestern Missouri, sponsored a resolution to make Christianity the official religion of the state to "protect" Christians from persecution.Lab Kat
, and Michael
were rightfully upset with an effort to establish a state religion in violation of the First Amendment.
I was getting ready to scream about this when Anne
pointed me to The Mix
I have stopped and thought about it. Given their history of building strawmen on the Christmas issue, I'm coming to believe this is probably a decoy designed to rile the base for the next election cycle.
As Americans United for Separation of Church and State
points out, this is a resolution, not a law, and therefore has no force in law. That also means you can't overturn it in court.
Let's just chalk it up as another expression of bigotry by a group that lacks the courage to wear their Klan robes in the legislature. This has nothing to do with their religion and everything to do with their desire to get elected.