Florida Senate Judiciary approves repeal of church state separation

FL-SRJ 1218 - Religious Freedom Bill


"...The Senate Judiciary committee approved a bill that would effectively tear down the separation of church and state in Florida. On a party line vote of 5 to 2, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved SRJ 1218 - the Religious Freedom bill and sent it on to the Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs. Members of Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) in Florida have mobilized against the passage of this bill and it’s companion H 1471 where it is scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow.

SJR 1218, which was sponsored by Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne) and endorsed by the entire Republican caucus, would delete a constitutional provision that bars Florida from spending public revenues on sectarian religious organizations. Supporters of the bill claim that prohibiting government from funding religious groups discriminates against religious groups."


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Clearly, Republicans in Florida are indoctrinated fools.  This will have to be dealth with in court as the politicians act with impunity.  The Constitution means nothing to them except to pay it lip service and use its name when politically expedient.  Unfortunately, a majority of Floridians are so poorly educated they don't know the difference.  What is even worse, many social studies teachers focus on the Declaration of Independence and ignore the Constitution.  This is because of the references to god used in order to help incite the country to treason against England.  Most people do not understand that the Declaration has nothing to do with governing the country.  Ugh... it's exhausting.  Nevertheless, we can only fight this stupidity in court after these rediculous laws are passed.  This, of course, only costs the taxpayers of Florida even more...
Very well stated Marcy; unfortunately, the stupidity isn't limited to Florida, as the same crap is occurring all across the lower states and out west.  The wingnuts have a stranglehold in all elected offices, and this problem will remain for a long time to come.  I just hope I'm still around to see a change in thinking, but with the government running education, I am not very optimistic.




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