Monthly Archives: November 2009

We Have Separation Of Church And State In America!

One American principle that I really love is that we separate  church and state.Politics are not supposed to be mixed with religion.But,some folks just have trouble adhering to that fact.

Take Mayor Osby Davis of Vallejo,CA for instance.He had to issue a formal apology for the aspersions he cast on his gay constituents.The NY Times carried an article that quoted him as saying that “they’re committing sin and that sin will keep them out of heaven.”

Wow! And he is a Christian attorney.Well,he should judge not,lest he be judged.Because,in the end,we are all sinners.No man is free of all sin.

Here’s more from The Oakland Tribune:

“At least one person said he plans to call for Davis’ resignation or recall while another wants him to be censured.

Davis said Tuesday he wants the community to pull together and move forward during difficult times.

“It should go without saying, and is certainly obvious to all who know me, that my conduct, actions and decisions have demonstrated my conviction for fairness for all people and my love for this city,” Davis wrote.

Sherrie Connelly, a hospital chaplain and former Human Relations commissioner, said she was confused by Davis’ comments, but was reasonably certain Davis didn’t intend to “cause the kind of brouhaha” that was raised.

“I believe the mayor’s comments stir the soup in Vallejo in a very unfavorable way,” said Connelly, a self-described straight, 65-year-old woman.

As elected officials, we have a responsibility to serve the entire community, not just the ones who believe as we do.”

Former planning commissioner and gay activist Charles Legalos called for action against Davis.

“I want to get an item on the City Council agenda to censure him,” Legalos said.

“His comments were completely out of line. They have no place coming from a city official.”

Legalos also expressed concern over the separation of church and state issue as it relates to the city of God remark.

“Separation of church and state is a fundamental tenet of our government, and he violated it,” Legalos said.

Davis said his prepared statement was not designed to defend his beliefs. He added that he did not feel his beliefs related to the intent of the New York Times column.

I did not intend to use my position as mayor to espouse my beliefs,” Davis said. “I will not use my position as mayor to espouse my personal beliefs. My personal beliefs are mine and mine alone — and they will remain mine from this point on.”

Former school board candidate and openly gay priest Lou Bordisso, also quoted in the Times column, said remarks like Davis’ can lead to negative consequences.

Bordisso said Monday he’s planning a rally and news conference at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 1 in front of City Hall before the regular City Council meeting.

“There’s a lot of anger out there and people need a forum in which to express their anger and frustration,” Bordisso said.

Others expanded on Bordisso’s apprehensions.

I believe the main point is the image of Vallejo going out to the world — this mixing politics with religion,” said Max Green, a self-described politically aware Vallejo resident. ”

(Davis) is supposed to be the mayor of everyone, not just those who believe as he does.” And besides, Legalos said, Vallejo doesn’t need more negative attention.

“It’s discouraging,” he said. “The city has gained notoriety in terms of crime, bankruptcy, bad management, and to add this to it … to now be known as a city with a bigoted mayor. …” (End of Excerpt) Read the entire article here.

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Carrie Prejean Is A Disgrace To Christianity!

Carrie Prejean is someone who is obviously so full of herself that it is not even funny.It’s downright alarming to me that such a blatant hypocrite is toting Christianity just like it’s another one of her “achievements”.

As both a Christian & California girl,let me state most emphatically that this empty-headed shallow human being does not represent either my state or my religion in any way.!

Carrie Prejean is representing both narcissism & hypocrisy.And with all the damage that she does to herself every time she opens her mouth,I would say that Carrie Prejean is leading the campaign against her.

Before she calls Larry King or anyone else “inappropriate“,Carrie Prejean needs to recall the photos & the sex tape that this fake “pious” woman did.If you are promoting  Christianity,Ms. Prejean,then how is any of that appropriate?

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The Fort Hood Shooter Is An Army Psychiatrist!

A US Army officer, Major Malik Nadal Hasan, has gone on on a shooting spree at a military base in Texas, killing 11 people and wounding more than 30 others before he was shot dead by police.

What happened today at Fort Hood army base is both tragic & unbelievable.I was astounded when the news broke that people had been gunned down at one of the largest military bases in the free world! The shooter who was behind today’s massacre is an Army psychiatrist.

He was counseling other soldiers when Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan clearly needed help dealing with his own mental issues.He freaked out & killed 12 people.31 folks were also wounded in this shooting rampage.

Here’s more from The Associated Press:

A military mental health doctor facing deployment overseas opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post on Thursday, setting off on a rampage that killed 12 people and left 31 wounded, Army officials said.

Authorities said immediately after the shootings that they had killed the suspected shooter, but later in the evening they recanted and said that he was alive and in stable condition at a hospital, watched by a guard.

“His death is not imminent,” said Lt. Gen. Bob Cone at Fort Hood. He offered little explanation for the mistake, other than to say there was confusion at the hospital.A law enforcement official identified the shooting suspect as Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.The violence was believed to be the worst mass shooting in history at a U.S. military base.

The shooting began around 1:30 p.m., when shots were fired at the base’s Soldier Readiness Center, where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening, Cone said.It was unclear what the motive was, though it appeared he was upset about a scheduled deployment.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said the Army major was about to deploy overseas, though it was unclear if he was headed to Iraq or Afghanistan and when he was scheduled to leave. Hutchison said she was told about the upcoming deployment by generals based at Fort Hood.” Read more here.

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