Stevieslaw: Our Daily Prayer
Our local ‘newspaper,’ The Centre Daily Times, found a place for it in one of those “no news here,” little boxes—right after the really important football and wrestling news deemed too juicy for the sports section. The article, picked up from AP, described the effort by House Republicans to roll back separation of church and state by allowing churches to endorse political candidates and still maintain their tax-exempt status. They tucked it into a large spending bill, so we might not notice.
Only the most naïve of us does not recognize that Christianity is the state religion of the United States. In the best of times, people of other faiths or of no faith at all are allowed to participate as full citizens of the nation. In the worst of times, those rights are systematically denied.
That leads us to Stevieslaw’s prayer of the day: “Lord, please protect us from the true-believers–those who speak with all authority in your name. Really. They don’t know jack-shit and you should get them to shut up. Amen.”