Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Theocrats Preaching to the Oklahoma Choir

Theocrats Preaching to the Oklahoma Choir

countered by

Argument for the Saner Side of Secular Government
from OKC chapter of
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State


This week's edition of the Oklahoma Gazette has a cover story about last weekend's gathering of the Reclaiming America for Christ movement headed by Paul Blair, colleague of GOPer Rep. Sally Kern.

The writer of the Gazette story, Greg Horton, asks the rhetorical question why preach to the choir in Oklahoma, the seventh most religious state in the union.

You'll have to read the rich reply given by Blair at this link:

An argument for the saner side of secular government was made by Mike Fuller, president of the Oklahoma chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. ( )

Mr. Fuller had this to say: "...groups like Reclaiming Oklahoma are troubling because [Fuller] believes "they want to establish a theocratic form of government.”

“And not just any theocracy,” Fuller said, “a Christian theocracy. The Founding Fathers were keenly aware that true religious liberty can be achieved and protected only when the government remains neutral on religious matters.”

I would like to know if IRS tax regulations were violated as the Gazette story claims Blair's Reclaiming organization was sponsor of the "Rally for Sally" held earlier this summer in the Warr Acres (Oklahoma) Community Center. The "Sally" in question is GOPer Rep. Sally Kern who is running for re-election against Demo opponent Brittany Novotny.

Remember, Paul Blair is already challenging IRS tax regulations as he has openly endorsed political candidates from his pulpit at Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond in October of 2008 endorsing the GOPer presidential ticket. ( or )

Blair has also protested the passage of the Matthew Shepard/James Byrd Hate Crimes Law in November of 2009 claiming the law violates his ability to preach about the sin and salvation of gays and lesbians in America. ( or )

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