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20 August, 2012

Separation of Church and Rape

We live in a Theocracy here in the United States. Plain and simple. Not only do we feel no need to justify how it is that we govern differently from Europe or Canada, but we proudly and ignorantly assert that "they've got it all wrong over there."

This week, the big topic was abortion. People who have no conviction and no authority other than the "moral authority" vested in them by their religion and their political aspirations are spouting off nonsense about "legitimate rape" and other such things.

We have so many issues as a nation that require serious attention. So many problems remain unsolved. And yet, religiously motivated topics continue to seep into public discourse.

Once and for all, let's separate church from state. No tax breaks for religious organizations. No political contributions from religious organizations. No discussion in media about candidates' religious affiliation. No laws or agendas originating from religious dogma.

Let's clean it up and govern from a rationally defensible place.

Is that too much to ask?

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