A Second Civil War in the U. S.

That was implied in radio comments by Bryan Fisher of the American Family Group, Tupelo, Mississippi.  He said the Freedom From Religion Foundation, headquartered in the “North”, (Madison, Wisconsin) is waging the ”Second War of Northern Aggression”, the first one being the Civil War of the 1860′s.

It is true the FFRF is marching through the South like a Northern General, stopping prayers at public meetings and in public schools.  Local stuffed shirts do not like it one bit.

Prayer on public property in the South is so common, it is open season all year long for FFRF.  They force a different local government somewhere in the South to stop prayers about 15 times a month.  Years from now, they will eventually make a small dent in the Bible-belt South.

That FFRF has found the economic model to do this work on such a large scale is remarkable.  Other groups have had public prayer projects, ACLU, American Humanist Society and others.  But these latter groups could not mount such a large force.

There are different explanations as to how FFRF can finance a full court press.  For one thing, it is located in Madison, WI, instead New York City or Washington, D. C.  Then, it is able to bring in lots of internship help from the University of Wisconsin.

In sports metaphor, ”small ball” is winning with bunts and stolen bases instead of home runs.  FFRF wins many small battles and will make permanent progress in the separation of church and state.

The North will rise again.

 

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I am a former President of the Red River Freethinkers in Fargo, ND, a retired NDSU economics professor and was Mayor of Fargo for 16 years.
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4 Responses to A Second Civil War in the U. S.

  1. Michael Ross says:

    What are you saying here Jon? That the South is again practicing slavery, this time by the religious zealots that are praying publically? That groups like FFRF are the modern Lincolns emancipating secular victims who are being forsed to endure public religious practices. Here is an example of “liberators” in action in front of the whitehouse:

    http://visiontoamerica.com/12412/police-stop-prayers-outside-white-house/

    “FFRF is marching through the South like a Northern General, stopping prayers at public meetings and in public schools. Local stuffed shirts do not like it one bit.
    Prayer on public property in the South is so common, it is open season all year long for FFRF. They force a different local government somewhere in the South to stop prayers about 15 times a month.”

    This sounds more like the original Northern generals who burned a pillaged there way through the south than “bunts and stolen bases”

    In any case, I thought the Constitution guaranteed the right to such religious expression, not prohibited it.

    • Avatar of Jon Lindgren Jon Lindgren says:

      Michael 3:42 “…I thought the Constitution guaranteed the right to such religious expression, not prohited it.”

      Whatever you, or I, might “think” the Constitution guarantess or prohibits is unimportant compared to what the Supreme Court thinks. The Supreme Court has sorted out a lot of it.

      So, public officials can express themselves about anything in any way so long as they do not do the things that fall into the establishment of a religion. When they violate the establishment of a religion part of the Constitution, it takes presidence over the freedom of speech part.

      • Michael Ross says:

        “Whatever you, or I, might “think” the Constitution guarantess or prohibits is unimportant compared to what the Supreme Court thinks”
        Now you are saying that what the founders intended and say 200 years of history mean nothing and can be thrown out the window because 5 Supreme Court justices say so. That is not “rule of law”. We are being ruled by the Supreme Court.

  2. entech says:

    Absolutely hilarious, not American law and politics, absolutely nothing to do with me. Not even the convoluted thinking that automatically twists any form of birth control into abortion.
    The comedy comes from the fact that overlaid on this piece was an advert, about 20 minutes worth about a supplement to increase testosterone, increase the size of your pay packet, amongst other things and make you a ‘real’ man. Funny because as we all know the only legitimate birth control is self control, total abstinence, would this be helped by boosting the libido.

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