'National Day of Reason' Proclamation Submitted to Congress

From: Norma Jeane Y.
Sent on: Friday, May 4, 2012 4:34 AM
(This email came to me from the Orlando Freethinkers & Humanists group that I'm a member of:)
 
The conservative, fundamentalist Christian church I grew up in (Seventh-day Adventist) was VERY concerned also about separation of church & state & had its own department of Religious Liberty to monitor actions by the U. S. or State governments that would violate this constitutional principle.  Since they are a religion that worships on Saturday (as they interpret the Bible Sabbath in the same way that the Jewish religion does), they were/are very concerned that the majority of Christians who worship on Sunday might try to force them, a religious minority, to also worship on Sunday, thus violating an identifying and fundamental tenet of their faith.
 
So; from my history, it is not "surprising or unreasonable" to me that others of other persuasions of belief -- or Freedom TO believe (or not) -- would also be concerned about the importance of this fundamental principle of our Constitution:  Separation of Church & State.  It's WHY the Pilgrims CAME to America--to escape religious persecution & forced religious homogeneity.
 
--Norma
 
 
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From: Jack Maurice
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Sent: Wednesday, May 2,[masked]:10 AM
Subject: [atheists-36] 'National Day of Reason' Proclamation Submitted to Congress

 
Article:
http://www.secularnewsdaily.com/2012/05/rep-pete-stark-issues-national-day-of-reason-proclamation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+paliban%2FRDkF+%28Secular+News+Daily%29
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