Forget Mandatory Voting, Let’s Have mandatory Church?

Recently President Obama suggested we make voting mandatory.  Well, Republican State Senator Sylvia Allen of Arizona believes we ought to have mandatory church attendance.

While I recognize Senator Allen was not seriously proposing legislation, it is suggestions like this that give our opponents all the ammo they need to label Christian conservatives as fascists, intolerant and hypocritical. Let’s be careful what we allow to come out of our mouths, especially if you have a large platform like a state senate seat…

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Can We All Agree This is a Horrible Idea?

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Wednesday she will ask a state court for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed by “bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.”

Harris issued a statement saying she was making the unusual request to stop the so-called Sodomite Suppression Act filed by a Southern California lawyer late last month.  The initiative seeks to amend the California penal code to make gay or lesbian sex a capital offense and the distribution of gay “propaganda” a crime punishable by a $1 million fine or banishment from the state.

“As Attorney General of California, it is my sworn duty to uphold the California and United States Constitutions and to protect the rights of all Californians. This proposal not only threatens public safety, it is patently unconstitutional, utterly reprehensible, and has no place in a civil society,” Harris said.

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