Arizona Senator Sylvia Allen would like to mandate church attendance

  • metta

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    Mar 26, 2015 7:18 PM GMT
    Senator Allen would like to mandate church attendance





    http://www.kpho.com/story/28620533/az-senator-church-attendance-should-be-mandatory
  • Hypertrophile

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    Mar 26, 2015 7:36 PM GMT
    Right. Because churches are bastions of morality these days.
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 26, 2015 8:03 PM GMT
    Well you can't say the Right didn't warn us that religious extremists were coming across the Arizona border. Apparently one got elected. Sharia law, anyone?
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    Mar 26, 2015 8:38 PM GMT
    Has she explained what Jewish citizens do? Do they attend "Church", too?
  • tj85016

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    Mar 26, 2015 9:58 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidHas she explained what Jewish citizens do? Do they attend "Church", too?


    nah they go out for Chinese food lol
  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 26, 2015 10:20 PM GMT
    Sylvia Allen is a good example of the type of people whose greatest possible contribution to the best interests of mankind would be to step out in front of a bus.
  • tazzari

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    Mar 26, 2015 11:48 PM GMT
    tj85016 said
    Art_Deco saidHas she explained what Jewish citizens do? Do they attend "Church", too?


    nah they go out for Chinese food lol


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    One wonders what she has to say about Muslims, too!
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    Mar 27, 2015 12:03 AM GMT
    tazzari said
    tj85016 said
    Art_Deco saidHas she explained what Jewish citizens do? Do they attend "Church", too?


    nah they go out for Chinese food lol

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    One wonders what she has to say about Muslims, too!

    Well of course a simple solution for her proposal would be a law that says every citizen must attend a worship service of their choosing. With "church" having a more generic, rhetorical meaning.

    Except, not everyone does that, but are still church or synagogue members. And how often would the law propose attendance? Would once a year be good enough to satisfy the requirement? What if a Jew, Muslim or Hindu lived in a remote part of the US, as I have, where there aren't any nearby worship facilities for their faith. I think you might find that the case in parts of Arizona.

    And of course the big question: what do atheists or agnostics do? Or would they be compelled by law to join some religion? What would be the penalty if they didn't? Loss of State benefits? Fine? Arrest?

    And who monitors this? Would there be a return to a kind of "Truancy Officer" as once policed school attendance for young kids? Or perhaps the clergy would verify attendance by name, and submit it weekly to the State? I thought Republicans were against big and intrusive government? By all these social laws they're proposing & passing, evidently not. icon_razz.gif
  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 27, 2015 12:04 AM GMT
    This brings to mind Poe's Law

    "Without a clear indication of the author's intent, it is difficult or impossible to tell the difference between an expression of sincere extremism and a parody of extremism."

    Stupid bitches being serious like this one is sure make it hard to make fun of fundamentalists.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 27, 2015 12:15 PM GMT
    Oh those goddamned narrow minded bible thumping screwballs, what will they think up of nexticon_question.gif
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    Mar 27, 2015 12:33 PM GMT
    the IS must be a big source of inspiration for her.
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    Mar 27, 2015 1:11 PM GMT
    What is next for these people? Bringing in a real ayatollah from Iran to run for public office in Arizona on the Republican ticket?
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    Mar 27, 2015 4:46 PM GMT
    I want to be the Beadle in Charge!

  • tazzari

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    Mar 27, 2015 4:50 PM GMT
    And of course the big question: what do atheists or agnostics do? Or would they be compelled by law to join some religion? What would be the penalty if they didn't? Loss of State benefits? Fine? Arrest?

    Gosh, you'd almost think she hadn't thought this one through, wouldn't you? icon_rolleyes.gif

    I'm looking forward to when some group that believes in animal sacrifice starts to have their mandatory services. Or maybe one where the "congregation" stays up all night beating drums. It could get really interesting - the National Geographic would be all over it!
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    Mar 27, 2015 4:57 PM GMT
    She should emphasize that there are refreshments of bread and wine served.
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    Mar 27, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
    Animal sacrifice - that's too simple.

    Last time I checked *Satanism* is a recognized religion.

    So, when they are *required* to hold services...well, I hope they place their house of worship right beside the most out-spoken, right-wing church they can find icon_smile.gif

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  • wesv

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    Mar 28, 2015 12:17 AM GMT
    That's a violation of religious freedom. The government can't establish a religion.
  • Apparition

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    Mar 28, 2015 2:53 AM GMT
    some adults really need to invade the usa and run the place for once
  • LJay

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    Mar 28, 2015 3:20 AM GMT
    Click the link and get the full story. She goes on to say that her proposal would not be allowed and then follows that with something just about as screwy regarding gun permits.
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    Mar 28, 2015 4:20 AM GMT
    DefensiveEnd saidShe should emphasize that there are refreshments of bread and wine served.


    Bread and wine? Meh! The only Christians who know from food are the Italians. You'd have loved the Jewish temple I grew up in. Saturday Kiddush Lunch? To die for!

    Wine? We had hard liquor. I was drunk little kid.

    Bread? Oh, you must mean the assortment of Danish. We had deli & dessert platters.

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    But times probably have changed. Now I'd imagine they do a nice smoked salmon sushi

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    L'chiam!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 28, 2015 5:40 PM GMT
    The things some of these politicians come up with. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 28, 2015 10:27 PM GMT
    metta8 saidSenator Allen would like to mandate church attendance





    http://www.kpho.com/story/28620533/az-senator-church-attendance-should-be-mandatory


    dafuq? Does the incorporation clause and the first amendment mean anything to that woman? And Sundays?

    If I lived in Arizona, I'd be thinking about an armed insurrection as a protest!

  • Joeyphx444

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    Mar 29, 2015 3:22 AM GMT
    Just letting you know, dementia happens on the other side too


    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/26/congresswoman-claims-climate-change-will-turn-women-into-prostitutes/

    Congress is seriously full of nothing but old, senile fools