So,there is a renewed interest in this silly thing It seems the authors make the surprisingly common “mistake” of conflating the concept of religion with their particular brand of fundamentalist christianity – but the sheer disconnect of the following is distressing: below is what the authors want, but apparently were advised was just too obtuse: language strikeout in original – codifying exemption from apparently every conceivable law, just so long as the perpetrator really reeeaaalllly wanted to do it, (and god , as usual, agreed with them)
Free exercise and enjoyment of religion without discrimination or preference are guaranteed.
This liberty of conscience does not excuse acts that are licentious or inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State.The Legislature shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
and replace it with explicit instances and people they expect to be permitted to harass and discriminate against in any way they care to, even up to breaching the peace and safety of the state. they don’t include a demand to be free to murder their rebellious children, but mark my words, you know how the talebangicals like a slippery slope – let them get away with this and they’ll be stoning their brats within a fortnight.
“(b) We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to perpetuate His blessings do submit that it is not a crime, hate crime or unlawful for a person to use any part of the Bible’s content as authority; and do submit that a person using any part of the Bible’s content as authority may freely speak, pray, write, discuss, publish, preach, teach, hear, share his or her faith, to proclaim Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father, engage in street witnessing, distribute written material or otherwise communicate any views on salvation, heaven, or abortion, adultery, alcoholism, anti-Semitism, astrology, bestiality, bigamy, bisexuality, blasphemy, civil unions, coarse jesting, cohabitation, coveting, cross-dressing, cults, drugs, drunkenness, extortion, euthanasia, evil, evolution, fornication, gay marriage, gender identity, hell, heresy, homosexuality, idolaters, idolatry, incest, lying, marriage, murder, necromancy, other religions, pornography, psychics, rape, reviling, sex, sexual immorality, sexual orientation, sodomy, sorcery, stealing, transgender, trans-sexuality, witchcraft, yoga, or sin at any public or private gatherings, school, church, or other place of worship, Bible Study group or sidewalk or in any communicative medium, the internet, satellite, television, film, theater, radio, videos, recording, newspapers, magazines, music, and periodicals or by means of a computer, electronic devise, telephone, cell phone or fax machine.”
Because we all know, the meaning of “religious freedom” is the freedom for everyone to proclaim Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. oh yeah, and to hold forth about how hideous every other “religion” is. looks like i can still get away with carrying a shrubbery across state lines. thank goodness.
and what the fuck? they don’t give a shit if people swear? what kind of fucking christian watchdogs are they? hmm? what caused that lapse? could it be, SATAN?