More of our democracy and formerly “free” country got flushed down the toilet last week when the House of Republicans voted to allow states to freely discriminate against American citizens on the basis of religion.
That’s right, we can already freely discriminate against gays in this country, now we can add religion to the list of the discriminated.
The Republican-led House approved a bill that lets churches and other faith-based preschool centers hire only people who share their religion, yet still receive federal tax dollars.
Yay! Free discrimination with no consequences – and the government will even pay you to do it!
That’s right, Head Start Programs that are run by Catholics, now would have the right to refuse employment to anyone who is not Catholic. And the same would hold true for any faith. So what we have here is government funded discrimination. I’d love to see what would happen if a traditional company decided not to hire Christians because they disagreed with their religion – how fast would that company be slapped with lawsuits and lose any form of federal assistance or support?
This is just another case of theocratic policy making – letting the Christians have their cake and f— everyone else. We’ve already seen the separation of church and state go away when Bush & Co. authorized the federal government to allow funds to go to faith-based organizations. Then we had that very enjoyable law that allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare workers to refuse to participate in treatment or prescribe or dispense medicine to people if they disagree with their lifestyles for religious reasons. Now we have the Equal Opportunity Laws being discarded in favor of hiring along religious lines.
This administration has gone out of its way to spit and piss on every civil right or human right ever awarded and they have gotten a 100% approval rating on their goal of splitting the country along religious lines. America is now the most polarized nation in history that hasn’t started a civil war…yet.
While we focus our attention on wars and hurricanes, our civil liberties are being carted out the back door. The Republicans are acting alarmingly like fascists and the Christians are acting surprisingly like The Taliban – and nobody is saying anything about it.
And while I am deeply troubled that our government has been systematically destroying our country both internationally and domestically, my undiluted ire is reserved for the stupid, lazy, self-centered and non-thinking American sheeple who are being anally raped each day, and who’s only response is “thank you sir, may I have another.”
So from everyone who has not bothered to say anything because it didn’t affect them to those who blindly follow without thinking because someone told them to – I say, the day is fast approaching when no one will speak up for you.
And on that day I will look out upon you from my new home in Canada and laugh as Christians are put in camps for not being Christian enough while others are jailed and robbed of their freedom, money and minds by the very people they selected to protect them. Let the games begin.
This article originally appeared on The Rudicus Report