Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Rutherford Institute defends Wicca (sort of)

John W. Whitehead, founder of The Rutherford Institute, a sort of ACLU of the religious right, says that Christians should support Wiccans' efforts to get tombstones for military veterans.

Although our country was founded on a Judeo-Christian base, the Framers of the U.S. Constitution understood that religious freedom was for everyone, not just Christians. In other words, the only way that freedom can prevail for Christians is for Christians to stand up and fight for the minority beliefs and religions of others.

Without it, freedom will most likely be lost. And we will be left wondering whose freedoms we are really fighting for.

OK, he does have to slip in the "founded on a Judeo-Christian base" line. It would be more accurate to say "founded on a Neoclassical Deist base." Remember what the Constitution says about Jesus Christ? Nothing at all. But his overall point is a good one.

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Blogger Edlogic said...

I really enjoy your side comment near the end. I am going to remember that, just for humor's sake.

(Sorry for not adding anything worthwhile. I just thought it deserved a comment. It was funny.)

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