Apollo as god
In mythology, Apollo is one of the most important and many-sided of the Olympian deities. Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; archery; medicine and healing; music, poetry, and the arts. (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo )
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Sunday, July 12, 2009
It's Always OK to Lie for Your Religion?
GOPer Rep. Kern Accuses Oklahoma ACLU of Reign of Terror
by James Nimmo
(OKLAHOMA CITY) Gay-terrorist-sniffing GOPer Rep. Sally Kern, high from hyper-ventilating her own hot air, is accusing the ACLU Oklahoma affiliate of intimidation. http://repsallykern.com/html/news_details.php?id=40
According to Kern's website (she who communicates with the Founding Fathers from the grave and who thinks "context" are visual aids) the ACLU is asking for a financial accounting of how much Oklahoma tax money and other state-paid resources were used to stage her "morality proclamation" passion play July 2 in the state capitol rotunda. ( http://tinyurl.com/lmhn5p )
Kern's proclamation has been shown to contain invented quotes and out-of-context references in order to sugar-coat and disguise the civil-rights violating intent of her disregard for truth and history in the pursuit of her theocratic dogma. ( http://tinyurl.com/ltxee3 )
If Mrs.Kern really is true to her religious orientation then why does she seem reluctant to provide a financial accounting to the public? Would Mrs. Kern actually lie in order to try and dissolve the First Amendment? Article II, section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution couldn't be more explicit in disallowing the use of tax money to promote any religious ideology. ( http://oklegal.onenet.net/okcon/II-5.html ) One would think that religious exponents such as Kern and her associates, so adept at splitting hairs and arguing over how many angels dance on pin heads, could understand this very clear language.
The polling company referred to on her website is GOPer controlled and includes a Congressional representative in the partners. ( http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-92865194.html ) If the numbers are correct and Oklahoma does have high church attendance then why is the Kern Krew worried about morality? Why isn't she content with the status quo? Is she so desperate for political power that she can't afford to let one black sheep liberal stray from the fold? Is she so greedy for political power that no dissension from her religious POV is to be allowed?
Has Kern become so demented by denial of diversity in her own family tree that she's lost her bearings? How has obsession with the private lives of total strangers warped her sense of decency? ( http://tinyurl.com/nhetbj ) Is voyeurism a fatal disease?
Let's hope truth and sunlight can be an effective vaccince against Kern's infection of the body politic.
July 21, 2009
Apprently, at least one of Kern's Krew thinks it's OK to appropriate the Oklahoma governor's signature without permission.
Baptists apologize to Gov. Henry for error
The Associated Press
Published: July 20, 2009
A spokesman for Gov. Brad Henry says the Baptist Messenger newspaper has
apologized for attaching the governor's name to a contentious morality
complete at: http://www.newsok.com/baptists-apologize-to-gov.-henry-for-error/article/3386643
Posted by Jim N at 11:49 AM