Rampell: Christians bringing sharia law to US
Much-dreaded “sharia law,” or something resembling it, may well be coming to the United States.
Just not in the form many Americans expected.
That is, the religiously motivated laws creeping into public policymaking aren’t based on the Koran, and they aren’t coming from mythical hard-line Islamists in, say, Dearborn, Michigan. They’re coming from the White House, which wants to make it easier for hard-line Christians to impose their beliefs and practices on the rest of us.
(o8.1) – When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.
In Christianity you are free to decide. Christ tells us to love them and pray for them. It is there decision to accept Him or not.
(o1.2) – The following are not subject to retaliation: … -4- a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring or offspring’s offspring
That is what happened to Tahani, in Ohio. What about her rights. And the only thing she did was try to make a life for herself.
He vowed to help blur the line between church and state by repealing the Johnson Amendment.
For those unfamiliar, this tax code provision bars tax-exempt entities such as churches and charitable organizations from participating in campaigns for or against political candidates. It dates to 1954, when it was signed by Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was not terribly controversial at the time.
Most church pastors I know remain neutral. And they leave it for others to decide. Also to note the Muslim brotherhood and CAIR, have heavily influenced our politics. If religion is stay out of politics, then Sharia courts should not be allowed in the US.
Also this week, the Nation’s Sarah Posner published a leaked draft of an executive order that would require federal agencies to look the other way when private organizations discriminate based on religious beliefs. Coincidentally, these seem to primarily be religious beliefs held by conservative Christians. The effect of the order might be to create wholesale exemptions to anti-discrimination law for people, nonprofits and closely held for-profit corporations that claim religious objections to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion and transgender identity. It would also curb women’s access to contraception through the Affordable Care Act. (A White House official did not dispute the draft’s authenticity.)
Why should people or businesses be forced to give money for things they are morally against. And why should someone else pay for a woman’s contraception. They are responsible for themselves and the things that they do. And the Affordable Care Act is not so affordable.
(p17.3) – The Prophet (Allah Bless him and give him peace) said: “Kill the one who sodomizes and the one who lets it be done to him.”
That there is the penalty for homosexuality, under Sharia law. They have no rights. So much for the left demanding the rights for the LGTB community, while they protect and promote the one thing that takes it away from them.
This is, of course, all in the name of preserving religious freedom. Except that it allows some people to practice religious freedom by denying jobs, services and potentially public accommodation to those with differing beliefs. The order, if signed, would seem to exceed the executive branch’s authority, Posner notes; moreover, given that the order’s language appears to privilege some religious beliefs over others, it may violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment.
A business should not be force to accommodate someone else’s religious beliefs.
Trump has also chosen personnel who seem keen on muddying the distinction between church and state. For example, his embattled education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos, has advocated that government dollars be channeled to religious schools through relatively expansive voucher programs. (During the campaign, Trump also said that public funds should follow students to the private school of their choice, explicitly including religious schools.)
This is very good for those who are in districts with low performing schools. This also makes schools have to compete for the money that they get. In turn they have to improve themselves. This here helps children in inner cities and also helps the future of our country.
The voucher program is to allow a child to go to any school of their choice. This does not mean they are forced to go to a Christian school. And why should you be so concerned with the religious affiliation of schools. Right now you have public schools teaching children Islamic prayers.
I wish I could say that only a tiny fringe believes Christian practices deserve pride of place in public life and policymaking. But that’s not the case. In a poll released this week by the Pew Research Center, Americans were asked what made someone “truly American.” A third of respondents overall, and 43 percent of Republicans, said you need to be Christian. That would exclude me, as well as about 30 percent of the population.
What makes people American is having the freedom to live one’s life they way they choose too. And also accept the consequences and responsibilities for choices that they make.
This is a Christian value also one our country was founded on, that all men are created equal.
Under Sharia law the lowest of humans is Christians and Jews. A woman has no rights. Homosexuals have none.
o1.2 states that there is no penalty for a Muslim who kills a non-Muslim
(o4.9) – The indemnity for the death or injury of a woman is one-half the indemnity paid for a man.