Lancaster mayor claims city is “growing a Christian community”

Seems like every politician these days has forgotten about the First Amendment, since they can’t stop trying to shove their religion down everyone’s throats. The latest clueless jackass is Mayor R. Rex Parris of Lancaster, in Southern California, who said during his annual State of the City address that the city was growing a Christian community.

I need [Lancaster residents] standing up and saying we’re a Christian community, and we’re proud of that,” the mayor said.

Needless to say, not everyone was thrilled with this statement, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations has demanded that he apologize for using his office to promote his religion. Parris has refused, saying it’s just the group’s way of trying to get attention. If you read the comment section of this article, it looks like the vast majority of respondents are happy with the Mayor’s speech.

Islamists will always complain about any religion unless it is their own [as opposed to Christians?].

Wether [sic] you moslems like it or not, this IS a Christian country, just as Egypt is a moslem country and just as Saudi Arabia is a moslem country [what great countries to compare yourself to!].

I don’t care what Muslims say anymore. If they don’t like the USA, then get the hell out. This country is predominately christian and Jewish [give me your poor and tired, but only if they accept Jesus Christ].

Of course, because they’re in the majority, Christians haven’t stopped to consider the corrosive effect religion has on politics; they may also have overlooked the fact there are over 30,000 different Christian sects, and many of them are so different as to be almost unrecognizable. The entire reason you separate religion and government is to avoid having to deal with a candidate’s private beliefs affecting the lives of people who have different beliefs themselves. You can bet your ass no one would have been happy if the Mayor had instead stated Lancaster was growing “an Islamic community, and we’re proud of that”. The wall separating church and state is starting to crumble, and that’s not good news for anybody.

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Comments (3)

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    Kevin

    Wow, those comments are just bad. I hope we get troves of freethinkers in there to tell them how stupid they’re being and also how anti-Christian.

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    Ace.

    Ironically, by declaring themselves as so devoutly christian, they’re being anti-christian by providing a sweeping statement and ruling out most other religions of the area.

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    errata

    cluesless, trilled, effecting, seperating

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