Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What is it about FLA & Theocrats?

Certain states are known for certain things: VA is for lovers comes to mind.

Now some folks in FLA are trying to make sure the state made famous only because of air conditioning & SEC football has another tag --- theocratic leanings.

Let's start with Kissimmee. Last week the city council had an intelligent change of heart & decided not to add In God We Trust to the city's new logo design. Nothing like a logo to get the old Dominionist blood flowing. But after the second reading of the proposal, the public & business backlash convinced the city council that such overt displays of anti-first amendment tendencies were not good for the town's image. Commissioner Art Otero still wants God in the city's logo but his comments in the Orlando Sentinel were a tad over-the-top & made the city look, well, a bit backward. Ortero said he feared the heathens were taking over & that "liberal postures such as homosexuality, gay marriage, abortion and the legalization of marijuana" would soon overtake church potlucks as the center of attention.


Then there is Santa Rosa County Pace High School principal Frank Lay. A real believer in the rule of law, that Principal Lay, who has cultivated a system of education at Pace High that has led to the school being labeled The Baptist Academy according to the Pensacola News Journal. Even after the huge legal fees & a judge's order to stop endorsing religious activities at the school, Principal Lay decided he was above the law & decided official prayer & religious activities were necessary anyway.

When will Godslingers realize that the tax payer money represents more than one faith?

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