Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Quick thought...

Here's today's quick thought, courtesy of the folks over at the First Amendment Center...

"If some of these televangelists knew that Francis Bellamy, the author of the Pledge of Allegiance, was a committed Socialist and drummed from his Baptist pastorate because he called Jesus a Socialist, they would damn his pledge from the pulpit and try to ban it from school books."

John Seigenthaler
First Amendment Center founder, 2004

Actually... I don't think that the evangelicals would condemn the pledge simply on the basis of Bellamy's socialist beliefs. Quite the contrary! I think that they would continue to push for the pledge and soft-pedal Bellamy's beliefs.

I mean, if you REALLY think about it, what many of these evangelicals want is nothing short of a theocracy, and there's not much that separates socialism from theocracy.

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