Skip to comments.Citing Rise of ‘Christian Nationalism,’ Secular Democrats Unveil Sweeping Recommendations for Biden
Posted on 12/01/2020 5:53:33 PM PST by marshmallow
WASHINGTON (RNS) — A Democratic group dedicated to representing secular values unveiled a slate of recommendations for President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration on Monday (Nov. 30), outlining a sweeping agenda designed to roll back many of President Trump’s actions involving religion and to “restore a vision of constitutional secularism.”
The 28-page document, crafted by the Secular Democrats of America PAC, is being presented to the incoming administration by Democratic Representatives Jamie Raskin and Jared Huffman — both co-chairs of the Congressional Freethought Caucus.
The SDA’s agenda offers a wide range of policy recommendations to push back against the so-called “Christian nationalist movement,” which the the group describes as an “extraordinarily well-funded and well-organized” phenomenon whose “extreme and sectarian agenda (was) on constant display under the Trump-Pence administration.”
The group offered several recommendations to help “reframe” concepts of patriotism in ways that are more inclusive. Among them were encouraging politicians to avoid terms like “God and country”; promoting non-theistic and humanistic chaplains in the military; including nonreligious representatives at interfaith gatherings; and suggesting the use of the country’s onetime unofficial motto “E Pluribus Unum” — Latin for “out of many, one” — instead of the motto adopted in 1956, “In God We Trust,” which the the group argues excludes nontheists and polytheists.
These rhetorical shifts, they argue, could stymie the influence of Christian nationalists.
“They characterize the United States’ founding as a ‘Christian nation’ based in biblical principles, rather than as a secularist nation based in revolutionary democratic ideas,” the document reads.
The SDA hopes to represent secular Democrats and mobilize nonreligious voters, a complex but growing group. According to a FiveThirtyEight analysis of data from the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Study, 9% of Democratic primary voters said they were atheists, 8% said they were agnostics and 18% identified......
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And now Christians are nazis
Christian “nationalists” = Americans
Atheists required at interfaith gatherings?
Christian nationalism. Sounds like loving Jesus and America... How awful!
Build the showers and ovens.
One thing’s for sure.
The Democrat Party is going full frontal Mao.
Where is this rise?
What a crock of crap.
Just to turn enemies into some blanket bogeyman demographic for them.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. -Ephesians 6:12
Voter FraudGate. The coming defraud attempt on value theft, Monetary and Work-Income Theft.
Omg! This cracked me up!!!
So very true though.
Satan comes “to *steal, *kill, *destroy.”
Sounds familiar. Where have I heard this before? Oh, yes, the Soviet Union and Communist China.
Satan hard at work
He knows his days are numbered and is trying to get as many as he can join him in the pits of hell. Unfortunately there are many who welcome his agenda and are willing accomplices. https://www.patburt.com/ (No time setting. . .but everyone be ready! Besides God is in control of everyone’s next breath.)
It’s just a matter of time before scumbag Democrats initiate a “Night of the Broken Glass” type moment against Christians in this country. I’m not exaggerating either.
HaHaHa!! The joke’s on them. They don’t realize they’re trying to sell this to a pious Catholic like Biden.
They are false atheists. Real atheists are actually non secular and against this rabble that rejects eternal values and pure reason. These are more hedonistic existentialists without a soul, image of politicians who sell out now for a vote, prisoner of the values of the present time.
Yeah, every “pious” Catholic I know calls it the Book of Palms. /s
America was never, but I mean NEVER secular. You can argue it was atheistic in the sense of Kant’s Pure Reason repeated in the eternal fundamental values of Ayn Rand’s books, but never secular existentialist, prisoner of the present time.
This is absolute nonsense. The “christian” tidbit is a bait to divide people and take A,erica appart piece meal at the hands of a minority of thugs.
Atheists should be at faithless gatherings.
This is just setting the stage, if PDJT is out they want to label all of his supporters as bad people. They want to marginalize and dehumanize us.
They know what an uprising we could cause and they’re trying to preempt it. It’s all about making you quiet and feeling small.
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