“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” – First Amendment to the United States Constitution
GOP candidate Rick Perry of Texas states in his latest campaign video:
“I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. As President, I'll end Obama's war on religion. And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again.”
This is a call to action: tell the United States House of Representatives that you are sick and tired of having your religious rights violated!
The United States is not a Christian nation, and Christians are not being discriminated against. If Rick Perry and other GOP members want children to be free to celebrate Christmas and pray in school, then they need to be willing to let children also celebrate other religious holidays and engage in prayer. They also need to recognize that their religious values don’t apply to everyone, and respect everyone’s rights as human beings. We are not all Christian, and we don’t all need to follow a set of Christian morals and values!
Furthermore, what Perry and others are trying to do is, simply, unconstitutional. If they want to be Commander-in-chief of this country, they need to abide by the supreme law of the land: our Constitution. Plain and simple.
So, to the House of Representatives: represent us. All of us. Even those of us who are not Christian. It’s your duty as a representative, after all.