After picking up my daughter, she asked me, “Do you believe in God?” I paused and said, “No, I don’t.” I asked her why she asked me that, and she said her friend had told her she believed in God. I explained to her that if she believed that, I would respect her and she was allowed to have her own opinions. When I asked where she heard that from, she said her friend. She then said, “Jesus died on the cross for us.” I will let her believe what she needs to, but this took me aback! I wouldn’t dream of telling other kids my beliefs!
Democratic Rep. Juan Mendez of Tempe at the beginning of the previous day’s floor session wasn’t a prayer at all. So he asked other members to join him in a second daily prayer in “repentance,” and about half the 60-member body did so. Both the Arizona House and Senate begin their sessions with a prayer and a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Romney-like Republicans only want to give ‘charitable donations’, Oh, I am sorry, Tithing, to those who they choose (their church), but not the greater need of Americans (i.e.: Medicaid, food stamps, WIC). They want to tell you how selfless and humble they are and do so while they are getting a tax-break and funneling the money into their own agendas.
So, essentially it is only okay to help those in need if they believe in your religious convictions and follow your rules. Screw the rest of those people who are out of luck, disenfranchised and desperate.