fundamentalist Christian anti-abortionists frequently make
false accusations about
the character and the intent of those of us who resist their
attempt to create a Christian
theocracy in America.°
They commonly say:
Founding Fathers established this country on Christian
values and you are denying those values. You are
denying our Christian heritage.
assertion simply doesn't stand up against the overwhelming
evidence that counters it. First, be aware that
the above claim follows the typical Christian logic of
declaring a partial truth to be the complete truth.°
The creators of the American Republic based their creation
Spiritual Values° which includes "the
Values" ° but definitely not limited to
Christian Values, and they certainly did not base the
Republic upon the type of Christian
values that are being practiced today by the anti-choice
some direct quotations of George Washington, Thomas
Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, etc., see the page
and Our Founding Fathers.°
the present-day, anti-choice Christians are implying that
our Founding Fathers considered "Christian
values" to be the same thing that the
fundamentalist Christian anti-abortionists are presently
peddling under the guise of Christianity. Anti-abortionist
but Christ-like,° but that's
story° for another time.
let's be clear about the meaning of the words,
"values" and "heritage."
A value is something important that one would want to keep
and/or duplicate. Webster's dictionary defines
values as: "The social principles, goals, or
standards held or accepted by an individual, class, society,
is something handed down from the past. One
could also associate "heritage" with such words
as "a custom, legacy, tradition, habit,
convention, belief, practice, routine, ritual."
are invited to look at what the Christian leaders considered to be basic
values and at the legacy of Christian behavior that was
available at that time our Founding Father created the
American Republic. We need to clearly
distinguish between what the Christians preach and what they
practice because there was, and still is, a vast difference.
Let's see if we can figure out what Washington,
Madison, Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers had in
mind° when they established the Republic called The United
States of America:
Cesspool of Christian Criminal
behavior, attitudes, actions, and practices include a
bloody legacy of
intolerance, intimidation and harassment, intentional
deception, lies of omission, political and
sexual repression, heterosexual and homosexual
and racial bigotry,
political tyranny and subjugation,
violence, vandalism, arson, and murder.
if that’s not enough, many of them claim that their leader
is infallible; they claim exclusive access to god; and they
base their entire anti—abortion campaign on an absolutely
unprovable, Medieval fairytale about God doing a conception
are some of the better-known examples:
Religious Freedom Only for Themselves: The first settlers came to America in 1620 and in the years shortly thereafter.
They came here
primarily to escape religious persecution, BUT, in direct contradiction to the
stories being peddled by the fundamentalist
DID NOT COME HERE TO ESTABLISH RELIGIOUS
FREEDOM! Those early American Christians were seeking
religious freedom only for themselves. One of the first
things they did upon arrival in America was set up their own version of
That certainly matches
the fundamentalist Christian anti-abortionists of today. According to the anti-abortionists, billions of
people (everybody who is not Christian) do not
have the right to practice those aspects of their own
religion that conflict with Christian theology,
particularly those dealing with sex and with
forced motherhood (the
Is this the
type of Christian heritage that our founding fathers would want to include the
new republic? Definitely not!
are invited to note the behavior of early American
Christians. Readers are also invited to note what the
European, religious heritage was prior to
1776. Is the European,
Christian model anything that our founding
father might have seen and wanted to duplicate and pass into secular law?
and Burning Heretics and Witches: In Europe and in
America, Christian clergy burned, hanged, drowned or otherwise murdered and disposed
over one-hundred thousand men, women and children. The Christian
leaders of that day believed that some people were witches and
therefore should be put to death. One of the tests used to determine
whether or not someone was a witch was to hold that person under water for
several minutes. If the person didn't drown, he (or she) was a witch, and
if he did drown, he was innocent. In the frantic search for witches,
thousands were drowned. And how many witches were discovered by that method.
None! Nada! Zero! Zippo!
The roman Catholic Church burned Nicholas Copernicus
at the stake and imprisoned Galileo for life for the heinous crime of saying the
Earth was round.
Thousands died in fruitless Christian-provoked wars to save the holy land for
The entire economic and social structure of Spain was destroyed
by the Roman Catholic Church in its war against
Jews and everybody else who was not Catholic.
Christians claim exclusive access to God.
Christians Claim that their Bible is the only
sacred text that God ever wrote.
Some Christians even claim infallibility when in
comes to speaking about God. If you
think about these claims for even a moment,
it's easy to notice their utter
The Library of
A.D., the library at Alexandria was by far the greatest storehouse of
information that the world had ever known. As the Roman Catholic
Church solidified its financial power and political control, the church leaders
claimed that they already knew with absolute irrefutable certainty, all and
everything that there was to know. The library at Alexandria proved
the ignorance and the arrogance of their absurd claims, and so in 415 A.D., the
head of the library was murdered by mindless, church followers and all of the
books in this great library were burned under orders from the leaders of the
Roman Catholic Church. To justify their criminal behavior, the
church leaders declared the entire contents of this great library to be symbols
of anti-Christian paganism, as heresy, and as unnecessary. The
hands-on perpetrator of this absurd act of murder and arson was Cyril, the Roman
Catholic Church's Archbishop of Alexandria. For his devoted service
to Rome, he was declared a saint by the church.
indulgences was an ingenious money-making scam set
up by the early Roman Catholic Church.
Here's how it worked. The person
gave The Roman Catholic Pope money and God forgave
the giver-of-the-money for his sins.
It was a money-back-guaranteed, ticket to heaven.
For More Details°
In the sixteenth century, the Roman Catholic
Church hierarchy murdered
Tyndale° for the heinous crime of
translating the Christian Bible into English.
They chased him all over Europe, burned every copy
of his translation they could find, then captured
him, tortured him, and publicly murdered him by a
combination of strangulation and burning at the
In Europe the state collected a tax for the
church. It was collected from everyone, both
believers and non-believers alike. In
several European countries, such a Germany, that
tax still exists and is still being collected by
the state for the church. And
right now here in the USA, your
tax dollars are supporting the ultra conservative,
anti-abortion promoting churches.°
Belief in Reincarnation was common in the times
and culture during which the books of the
Christian Bible were put together.
Do you think, even for one minute, that the type
of men who would engage in the above criminal
activities, would hesitate to edit
reincarnation out of the Bible° if
they had the means, the motive, the opportunity,
and the ability to do so without getting caught?
Twaddle, Drivel, Hokum, and Bunkum -- More
Gems from the Fundamentalist Christian Bag of Sick
Is harassment, intimidation, and vandalism a
part of Christian tradition or is that something
our modern day anti-abortionist friends invented?
How about the practices of sexual repression, gay
bashing, and invasion of privacy? Are
those part of the Christian traditions that our
Founding Fathers used in creating the American
what about teaching, prejudice, divisiveness, and
anti-homo-sexual paranoia to impressionable,
sexually frustrated young boys? We
certainly wouldn't want anything it interfere with
the continued teaching of those values.
in Exodus, Chapter twenty-one, the Christian Bible
condones human slavery - - endorses capital
punishment - - condemns to death anyone who
strikes or curses a parent - - says its OK for any
father to sell his daughter into sexual slavery - - and gives
her new owner permission to beat her with a stick
as long as she recovers in a day or two.
those the traditional values we're talking about?
Is Exodus, twenty-one to be taken literally, or is it
possible that what we find there is simply a
historical expose of an ancient culture.
would require a moron or a mindless sheep to accept the
above cesspool of demonic mouthfart as the values or behavior
patterns our Founding Fathers would choose to use as role
models for creating the American Republic.