In his deep southern drawl, Miller struck out at the Supreme Court’s decision to remove Ten Commandments monuments from federal property.
“Isn’t it strange that a government requires a ‘No Smoking’ sign around gas pumps to remind us of that danger, but then thinks we don’t need to be reminded of the danger of living a sinful life?”
Ummmmm….no. Not strange at all to me. It is a fact that smoking at gas stations could ignite the gasoline and kill the smoker as well as other people in the vicinity. Not having one group’s religion paraded in a public place – that’s somebody’s opinion that it’s harmful, in a spiritual way.
Another way to look at it – the “no smoking” sign protects us here on earth, in the good ol’ U.S.A. The Commandments – they protect people in the afterlife, if you even believe in an afterlife. The U.S. government doesn’t have any jurisdiction in heaven or hell or in people’s spiritual lives, in general. That’s what we call “separation of church and state”.
It’s amusing to me that in much of the religious right rhetoric, they portray themselves as victims. This in a country that is dominated by right-wing Republicans.