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The Church and State Lie
It seems that more and more today we are hearing about the Separation of Church and State. Its being used a defense for court decisions and has been used to justify PAST court decisions.
The problem with this defense? There never has been true separation. What??
Lets look at the removal of the 10 Commandments Statue at the Oklahoma Supreme Court as enforcement of the separation of church and state. If we are going to have true separation of church and state a few things need to change.
Since most couples who wish to get married seem to require a church and a priest, the government should stay the hell out of their business. The government is meddling in the affairs of the church.
If marriage is a holy union why is a government certificate needed to make it legal? Doesn't the priest make it valid? Isn't that government intrusion again on church and state?
It has to work both ways.
There is no separation of church and state and anybody who thinks there is or has been is blind.
I have asked time and time again for anyone to give me an example of a wedding, be it in a courthouse or an office where the Bible and a Priest/Justice of the Peace wasnt required. Nobody I know can give me an answer.
Marriage is so deeply routed in religion, just as this country is, that many of our traditions are based on this fact.
Another example of politicians being inconsistent is the symbol of the rainbow recently displayed on several GOVERMENT properties in celebration of the recent court rulings on Gay Marriage. The Rainbow is the oldest religious symbol known to man. It was the symbol of God;s promise not to wipe us out ever again using a world wide flood..but this symbol was proudly displayed on government property for the past 3 days.
The fact that our courts are forcing the church to conduct a gay wedding is a violation of the Separation of Church and State. They have no jurisdiction there. Whether you are pro-gay marriage or not, you have to be concerned about the way our current system manipulates the rules to justify the means.
They may appear to be on your side today but TOMORROW could be an entirely different story. We have to hold them accountable and force them to be consistent. These rulings arent small by any means. Similar rulings in the future could have unintended consequences down the road and open the door for a reality nobody wants.
No matter what side you are on, those who make the rules are EXEMPT from them. They dont have to live with the consequences but we do.
Food for thought.
I do my best to write from center of field as often as I can. I try to see both sides of all issues we face these days. In doing so, I usually discover that if you take the politicians out of the equation, its easier solved. In doing so, I have come to one firm conclusion. There isnt one respresentative in our government that represents US.