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From THE COURIER JOURNAL:

Kentucky Baptists on Tuesday asserted their right to take public stands against such things as abortion, gay marriage and a contraceptive mandate in Obamacare without being accused of “hate speech” or “bigotry.” But they also acknowledged the mounting evidence that they and other religious conservatives are no longer in the cultural driver’s seat.

“We are exiles,” Jason Pettus, pastor of Living Hope Baptist Church in Bowling Green, said Tuesday in the main sermon for the annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

“We are no longer in a church-centric culture,” he told the nearly 800 people gathered at Immanuel Baptist Church here. “We live in Babylon. I know this hurts to hear. We are a conquered people. The secularists have taken over.”

I have two things to say to Jason Pettus and his fellow haters and bigots.

The first thing I want to say is, and forgive me if I've got my American Constitution stuff all wrong, aren't all Americans secularists? I thought that was the big idea with the separation of church and state thing they all keep going on about.

The second thing I want to say is this: Ha, Ha, you lost!

Jason Pettus
Babbling on and on about Babylon
like a spoilt, rich, white boy version of Bob Marley

Comments

EXILED FROM MAIN STREET U.S.A. — 8 Comments

  1. “We are no longer in a church-centric culture,”

    What he really means is “We are no longer in an idiocy-centric culture.”

    The text of the First Amendment is as follows:

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    It expicitly prohibits the government from establishing a “State Religion.” There is to be no Church of the United States and the Supreme Court has consistantly interpreted this amendment to prohibit any government sponsorship of any religious belief, much to the distress of fundamentalists of all faiths.

    • Watching the savage racists turning away from the election results makes me wonder if we rate, “civilized.” I am increasingly convinced that, “fundamentalist” is a code word for mindless.

      ;;sigh;;

      FWIW
      jimB

  2. “You can be religious and a secularist.” From your keyboard to God’s ears (with apologies to the Yiddish speakers among us.)

    FWIW
    jimB