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April 4th, 2003

separation of church and state? [Apr. 4th, 2003|10:11 am]
renaissance chick
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people who have known me for a long time know that the one issue that makes me go ballistic is separation of church and state. in college, i ended up being known as the "yule log lady" because i went nuts over a ceremony at my college (part of a state university) that had religious material in it.

now i read that the state of florida has published a pamphlet, "a christian response to AIDS." it apparently has all of this "what would jesus do" malarky in it.

WHAT THE HELL DOES A STATE HEALTH AGENCY THINK IT IS DOING, PUBLISHING ANYTHING OTHER THAN HELPFUL HEALTH-RELATED INFORMATION?

and yes, i was screaming there.

the ACLU is asking Florida to cease and desist.

you know, i am not anti religion. and surely, people with deadly diseases like AIDS may find incredible comfort in the bosom of their church, mosque, synagogue, or other spiritual oasis. but the state has no place spending taxpayer dollars this way.
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