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April 22, 2005

Mississippi dares to allow Constitutionally allowed speech!

From the Ass. Press via the Miscopy Sun Herald:

Mississippi is among the first states in the nation to make it lawful to allow religious documents to be posted on public property.

By signing the law Wednesday, Gov. Haley Barbour "thrills" the Christian conservative base of the Republican Party, which he'll need if he plans to seek re-election or launch a presidential campaign, says Larry J. Sabato, director of the director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Virginia.

The law gives permission to those in authority of public buildings to post The Ten Commandments, excerpts of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and the motto, "In God We Trust."

That the law might actually be based on a fair and reasonable approach to religion in public places eludes the morons at the Ass. Press, as well as the Sun Herald which regurgitates the article with the same biased context. No, it just has to be some conniving political ploy, doesn't it. The article is almost humorous in it's transparent attempt at painting Mississippi as some sort of theological despotism.

It reminds me of the a few year back when a group of Lesbians convinced Janet Reno to order an FBI investigation into the “harrassement” and “intimidation” of the women at Camp Sister Spirit because the road signs near their compound had bullet holes, and several dead animals could be seen on the road nearby. This would be distinguished from the bullet ridden road signs and road kill laden roads in the rest of Mississippi as well as the South because while identical — those weren't near a lesbian retreat.

Posted by Danny Carlton at April 22, 2005 01:32 PM

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