Hawaii’s Senate has become the first state legislative body in the United States to officially be cowed by the ACLU and activist atheists. This distinction did not go unnoticed by the national media. Long time advocate for the Godless, Mitchel Kahle, who founded Citizens for the Separation of State and Church, has alleged that prayers at any government function violate his constitutional rights. Apparently, Mr. Kahle believes that he has a constitutional right to never have to witness anyone else enjoying their constitutional rights. Ironically, at the urging of the ACLU, Hawaii’s legislators will be considering laws to force conservative Christians to witness gay couples enjoying their constitutional rights later this week.
State government has been drifting away from the trappings of any religious niceties (especially Christian) for some time. The Ten Commandments were pretty much always ignored since many of the legislators were put off by the “Thou Shalt Not Steal” line. “Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbors Wife” was attacked by the ACLU as discriminatory since it failed to mention gay or lesbian partnerships which could also be coveted. God was subpoenaed to explain the oversight, but failed to show for the hearing…subsequently all ten commandments were thrown out.
The ACLU and Mitchel Kahle are not being unreasonable, and have offered a compromise. They submitted this modified version of the Lord’s Prayer that would be acceptable to use during invocation-like formalities:
(THE GOVERNOR’S TWEET)
OUR GOVERNOR, WHO ART IN MANOA, HALLOWED BY THY LANDSLIDE.
THY ADMIN COME, THY WILL BE DONE, ON THE 5TH FLOOR AS IT IS IN THE LEG.
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY TAX DOLLARS, AND FORGIVE US OUR DEFICITS,
AS WE FORGIVE BANKS WHO DEFAULT AGAINST US.
LEAD US NOT INTO CONSERVATISM, BUT DELIVER US FROM PALIN. ALOHA.