This Weekend is ‘Blog Against Theocracy 2009’

Tuesday, April  7, 2009


People familiar with this Blog know there are two things I usually won’t do:

1. Memes
2. Blogswarms

However, when it comes to this weekend’s blogswarm in support of the  separation of church and state, how can I not participate in such a timely and important effort?

The motivation behind my in this weekend’s Blog Against Theocracy stems from President Barack Obama’s disappointing decision to continue former President George W. Bush’s Faith-Based Initiatives.

From Americans United for Separation of Church and State:

When Obama created his so-called Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the president neglected to take steps to adequately prevent harmful discrimination on the basis of religion by government grantees.  Although President Obama had originally proposed a new interpretation on the Faith-Based Initiative, one that will not continue the Constitutional and civil rights pitfalls of the Bush Administration, the executive order he signed leaves the entire architecture of the Bush Faith-Based Initiative intact – every rule, every regulation, and every executive order. Thanks to an aggressive anti-civil rights push from the Department of Justice near the end of the Bush Administration, nearly every social service tax dollar distributed by the government can be used for discriminatory hiring.  In a time of unparalleled social need, Obama’s maintenance of the status quo is even more unacceptable than ever.

So please join the many worthy and worthwhile bloggers this weekend and read and comment on this critically important issue.

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8 Responses to This Weekend is ‘Blog Against Theocracy 2009’

  1. Rachel says:

    A very worthwhile cause indeed.

  2. Blue Gal says:

    Thanks for that! I’m with you on the memes, usually. Blogswarms are different; if I believe in the cause, of course I’m happy to participate in some group online activism.

    Great post. Thanks again. (I organize this blogswarm.)

  3. Proud member of AU and suggest everyone else becomes a memeber also.

  4. Estacada says:

    No Taliban in the White House, please.

    I too, have become concerned about President Obama’s embrace of religious figures like Rick Warren and his continuation of Bush’s Faith Based Initiatives using my tax dollars.

    This is not the path I think this country should travel.

  5. .
    “What Would Jesus Blog?”

    I’m thinking moneylender scourging, leper-embracing, pariah-protecting, that sort of thing.

    These people may be “Christians,” but that has nothing to do with Christ or actual Christ-ian acts. Just think of the Romans as Republicans & DINOs, and the “Christians” as Pharisees.

    Or not.

    This weeks reality show. No “Christians” allowed.

  6. bradfrmphnx says:

    “Is this going to be about Jesus?”….Homer Simpson.

    As a firm disbeliever in theist religions, I will be active on the blogs.

    Deist here.

  7. Harry says:

    End the tax exemption for organized religion. This is wrong and we can’t afford to subsidize churches.

  8. JollyRoger says:

    I always contribute, as I’ve almost always got something new from Jesusistan to talk about. This year there are so many targets I don’t know where to shoot.

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