I believe the biggest danger of organized religion is that it can be used as a tool of hatred. Radical Muslim ideology uses the Koran to support terror and Jihad against anyone who is not a part of their ideal. Most of us look upon that with much disgust and disdain. And our country seems to be in a state of endless war because of it. What will our world become: Muslim or Christian?
Yet in America some use organized religion to promote bigotry, xenophobia, and hatred. In our state it comes in the form of the Louisiana Family Forum. Their Jihad is to dictate social policy while advocating small government expect when it comes to marriage, education, sexuality, race, and abortion. They are very organized and have lots of financial support from Washington. After listening to their positions on life in America I can only come to one conclusion. They want a white male dominated society. They resist difference. Women have a place in their world- subservient to the male dominance. Homosexuals and foreigners have no place in their society except as a tool for hatred.
The Family Forum would like to adhere to the original verbiage of the Constitution; one without amendments banning slavery or giving women equal rights. They are the new ‘White Citizens Councils’ of our era; an attempt to restore the glory of an unequal America. By 2050, minorities will be the majority of the voting population in America. At that time the old ways of thinking will be silenced. A new day is dawning in our country.
How does this affect our state? It keeps up in the dark ages. It makes us a national punch line. We remain poor and uneducated. We top many negative lists. For example, we are the only state that has an anti-evolution law. The world moves faster now and the reality is that life is more expensive. Faith is supposed to provide personal comfort in times of need; not provide excuses or justifications for bigotry.
The Family Forum is bad for Louisiana. I’m just sayin’……..