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Let’s compare Rick Perry’s version of “Christian values” to what the Bible really dictates.

From the page:
All these ideas, so clearly advocated in the Bible, are utterly contrary to what this nation stands for. The idea of divine-right kingship is what our founders successfully rebelled against in bringing forth this country. America is a democracy where the people choose their leaders, a constitutional republic where the powers of those leaders are strictly defined and limited by law. America is a multicultural, multiethnic nation founded on the idea of welcoming immigrants, the homeless and tempest-tossed of every land. Submission to the established authorities, of course, isn’t an American value: Americans have a long and colorful history of debate, protest, and civil disobedience, and the right to criticize our leaders is sanctified in the Constitution. And most of all, America is a secular nation with a separation of church and state. We have no official faith, no national church as many European countries still do.

Further Reading: CNN- Why U.S. is not a Christian nation

via Daily Kos

To paraphrase: John Benefiel claims that America is under a curse from God because we possess monuments to pagan idols. He also wants his followers to believe that Americans needs to renounce and destroy those demonic idols, one being the Statue of Liberty because it represents a “false goddess.”

“Libertas” is also called the “Freedom Goddess,” “Lady Freedom,” the “Goddess of Liberty.” Do you know there’s a statue in New York harbor called the Statue of Liberty — you know where we got it from? French Freemasons. Listen, folks, that is an idol, a demonic idol, right there in the middle of New York harbor.

People say, “Well, no, it’s patriotic.” What makes it patriotic? Why is it? It’s the statue of a false goddess, the Queen of Heaven. We don’t get liberty from a false goddess, folks. We get our liberty from Jesus Christ and that Statue of Liberty in no way glorifies Jesus Christ. There is no connection whatsoever. So I’m just telling you, we practice idolatry in America in ways that we don’t even recognize.

From the page: “This billboard nicely sums up two of the main messages of the American Humanist Association,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the AHA. “First, that you don’t have to believe in God to be good–in fact, humanists and other nontheists see being good as one of the most important of responsibilities in our one and only life. Second, that church and state should remain separate for the benefit of us all.” Speckhardt argued that “In Good We Trust” is a more inclusive and appropriate sentiment than the “In God We Trust” motto, which runs afoul the First Amendment.

The dumbing down of America, folks.

From the page: AUSTIN, Tex. — After three days of turbulent meetings, the Texas Board of Education on Friday approved a social studies curriculum that will put a conservative stamp on history and economics textbooks, stressing the superiority of American capitalism, questioning the Founding Fathers’ commitment to a purely secular government and presenting Republican political philosophies in a more positive light.

From the page:
“It is necessary to have specific language in the Constitution affirming the principle of equal rights on the basis of sex because for more than two centuries, women have had to fight long and hard political battles to win rights that men (at first certain white men, eventually all men) possessed automatically because they were male.”