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December 22, 2009

Freedom From Religion

In case you hadn’t noticed, gentle readers, when you talk publicly about your faith–heck even privately, but within earshot of a secular progressive–it makes them want to puke green.  Because when you talk about your faith publicly it’s like driving red hot pokers into their eardrums.  Like sprinkling holy water on the girl from the Exorcist.  It burns.  In case you hadn’t noticed, our secular progressive friends on the Left want you to kindly SHUT UP already.

A Christian teacher in England has lost her job after discussing her faith with a mother and her sick child and offering to pray for them.

After she was sacked, Olive Jones, 54, was told the family had strongly objected to her approach because they are non-believers, and that a formal complaint had been lodged about her reports the Telegraph.

As Mrs Jones only worked 12 hours a week and had no formal contract, her job with the North Somerset Tuition Service in Nailsea, near Bristol, ended with immediate effect.

“I told the girl and her mother that there were people praying for them, and I asked the child if I could pray for her. She looked at her mother, who said: ‘We come from a family who do not believe’ so I did not pray.”

Mrs Jones thought she left the family’s home on good terms but hours later was summoned to a meeting with her superiors.

“I had never experienced anything like this before. I had a faultless record stretching back 20 years.”

She was told the mother had complained that both she and her daughter were distressed by her testimony about miracles and her offer of saying a prayer and as a result they no longer wanted her as a tutor in their home.

In a meeting with her superiors Jones was told that her services were no longer required effective immediately.

Jones says she doesn’t “push my beliefs down other people’s throats”, and apologises for any unintentional distress” that she may have caused.

However, she says she was made to feel “like a criminal” and claims that Christians are being persecuted in the name of “political correctness”.

This is what Liberal tolerance looks like.

They have pushed their anti-christian agenda to the legal limit under the guise of separation of church and state.  They have twisted the religious guarantees of the 1st Amendment to the constitutional breaking point in ways never envisioned by the Founding Fathers.  They have turned freedom of religion on its head.  What they now guarantee instead is freedom from religion.  Especially the christian religion.  Their goal is a christianist-free society because, in their minds, a Leftist Utopia would spontaneously break out all over the world if you–you gun toting, Bible clinging, racist xenophobe–stopped believing in Jaysus and the Big Spaghetti Monster in the Sky.  The British don’t have constitutionally enshrined religious liberties the way we do here in the U.S.   But the secular progressive movement is transnational.  It has no borders.  They want exactly for the U.S. what they are doing in Europe.