Saturday, February 25, 2006

Christian Group Seeks to Take-Over South Carolina

Written by Ken Grandlund from Bring It On!

No, I’m not making this up. A group calling itself Christian Exodus is actively seeking to repopulate the state of South Carolina with evangelicals in an effort to “reestablish constitutionally limited government founded upon Christian principles.”

According to their website, they propose to move thousands of Christians to South Carolina, who will then presumably elect like minded state and local officials who will then stand up to the federal government by refusing to enforce what they call illegal federal acts. Consider some of them:

Unborn babies are subject to slaughter by abortionists and their own mothers under any pretext whatsoever. (Of course, all abortions are forced and for no reason other than to kill, kill, kill.)

The elderly, infirm, and disabled are subject to forced starvation and involuntary euthanasia. (Living will? Never heard of it.)

Citizens are subjected to the perils of imperialist entanglements abroad, and left unprotected from alien invaders at home. (Okay, I’ll concede this one.)

Christians are denied their rights to free speech, freedom of the press, the display of religious monuments, and other expressions of faith in the public sphere. (Yes, we’re hanging Christians from the cross again, and it’s everywhere.)

Citizens are denied their rights to keep and bear arms sufficient for the restraint of tyranny. (Did anyone tell the NRA?)

Men, women, and children are involuntarily exposed to the corrupting influences of homosexuality, pornography, and other perversities protected and financed by the national government. (My favorite websites, TV shows, and reading material are all taxpayer financed and full of smut.)

Federal expenditures on education are unconstitutional and promote revisionist history and statist sociology. Our schools continue to teach the discredited theory of Darwinian evolution. (Can anyone say Galileo?)

They are taking a long view approach here though, and not expecting to secede until about 2016. Interested in joining? Go to the website for all the details.

The more I think about it though, the better this sounds. Maybe if all the far right religious fundamentalists did have their own territory, the rest of us could get on with living and letting live and turn our attention to the corruption, greed, and dishonesty plaguing our government instead of having to deal with the distractions of religious ideology.

Just one problem. I’ve never been to South Carolina, but I’m not sure that all of it’s citizens will cotton to a hostile take-over. Maybe they should have gone one spot farther in their alphabetical listing of states. South Dakota seems ripe for the taking these days!