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  • GOP Lawmaker Wants To Add 'Almighty God, Our Savior' To Constitution As 'Creator' Of Liberty

    A Republican state lawmaker wants a holy change to the constitution of Tennessee.

    Republican State Representative James VanHuss wants to make one small change to the constitution of the state of Tennessee. 

    "We recognize that our liberties do not come from governments, but from Almighty God, our Creator and Savior."

    Rep. VanHuss, who also goes by the name Micah, believes that statement deserves to appear in Article I.

    The bill, HJR0071, has five co-sponsors. 

    Raw Story reports that "The Tennessean included the legislation in its list of 'bizarre' new bills. 'That reference to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness in the U.S. Constitution isn’t enough for' VanHuss, the paper joked."

    On his campaign website, VanHuss says he graduated from Pensacola Christian College, supports traditional marriage, and is "a born again Bible believing Christian."

    UPDATE: From Rep. VanHuss' Facebook page:

     

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    • commented 2015-02-18 19:24:55 -0500
      One can believe a Christ existed but it is mathematically impossible to prove one believes. Instead, one can only undermine Labor, or society, for not accepting the claim. This is why the planet melts. Nothing has ever been broken that anything is true regardless of what the mind thinks.

    • commented 2015-02-18 11:26:26 -0500
      Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness isn’t in the Constitution, it’s in the Declaration of Independance. Anyway, trying to put your fictional beliefs into law is crazy.

    • commented 2015-02-17 00:17:53 -0500
      Yeah that’s not likely to happen

    • commented 2015-02-16 21:20:56 -0500
      How dare any legislator think that he or she can speak for me or compel me to believe in his or her mythology. Jesus is not my savior nor my god and I take personal offense to such an absurd concept that a nut-case wants to add to the Constitution. The USA is not a theocracy. It is a republic that stands irrespective of belief or disbelief.

      Neither god nor a savior by any name wrote or is the foundation of the US Constitution. Jefferson consulted the writings on jurisprudence as issued by Cyrus the Great of Persia. The bible is not mentioned anywhere and its old and tired text plagiarized from far older scripture has tarnished over time and has no value coming from the Middle East for a New World. To accept the bible as an authority of law and order is equal to demanding that US courts recognize and rule from Sharia law that came out of Islam that was the result of Christians and Jews teaching Muhammad before he launched his bloody crusades in the seventh century.

    • commented 2015-02-16 15:37:08 -0500
      Well said, Gary Markle.
      Well reasoned and well said.

    • commented 2015-02-16 15:21:32 -0500
      The Christian Dilemma:

      The greatest threat to America, and indeed to the rest of world, at this point in history, comes from the staunch advocates of right wing ideology, and I must submit this warning to you: There is a grave problem with the right wing movement, in that; they seem to possess a distorted sense of entitlement. They’ve set themselves apart, and seem to think that their faith gives them the right to view the world from a platitude of conceit, through condescending eyes, and with a false sense of superiority. They actually believe themselves to be superior beings, with a manifest destiny and some strange notion that God is on their side. A people with a desire to conquer, under the false guise of Christianity, seeking to dominate in the name of Christ, their view of humanity being reduced to nothing more than a matter of “us” and “them”.

      What they fail to realize is; if the Christ you believe in leads you to view other humans as lesser beings, then you are a follower of the anti-Christ. The plain truth is; God doesn’t have a religion and God doesn’t discriminate. Any religion that professes to be the only true religion,or that they‘re special in the eyes of God preaches false doctrine. If the Spirit of God is truly with you, it will only be known by acts of “unconditional” love and charity. No religion can claim exclusive rights to God. He belongs to all that He has created, and to foster a belief in “us” and“them” is to divide humanity, not unite it.

      And so it will be, in The End, that those who have set themselves apart from their fellow man will find that they have set themselves apart from God. The worth of a soul will only be measured by how much it has loved, nothing more, nothing less. Woe to those who have taken the widow’s mite and built castles and empires in His name. They have incurred a great accountability, their suffering will be unending.

      Even Jesus will not claim to be Christian, but will only proclaim the glory of the Father. And when He returns they will shout: “Here we are Lord!” And He will respond: “I never knew you”. They have forsaken the Word and have become prisoners of the Numbers.

      Those who have put themselves first will be last.

    • commented 2015-02-16 14:38:44 -0500
      To identify the god of the Hebrew Bible as <i>Creator,of,Liberty </i>is to identify the Marquis de Sade as <i>Creator of Love. </i>

      As for the God of the New Testament, these bible-bleating creeps have no concept, no understanding, no knowledge of Him whatsoever..

    • commented 2015-02-16 12:45:51 -0500
      Oh come on! This country has checked lock stock and barrel into the Looney bin!

    • commented 2015-02-16 12:30:24 -0500
      I feel like this is a fairly large conflict with separation of church and state…and it’s like…pretty textbook, as well.

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