Mandatory Church Attendance

Readers of my previous postings on the Church of Biggie M, know me to be a spiritual guy and hardly an opponent of what people call religion, although I do draw the line at Scientology. But this one took me by surprise.

An Arizona state senator has called for mandatory church attendance. Yes, you read that correctly. But don’t take my word for it. You can read about it here:

It had to be on Sunday, which is a bit problematic for Jews and Moslems, not to mention Catholics who go to Saturday evening mass. This does seem to be a violation of the 1st Amendment’s prohibition on the establishment of religion but many believe that the U.S. is a Christian country and thus it already has an established religion. Most of these people are Christian. It seems unlikely that non-believers or members of other faiths would support this view. Or maybe it is a mostly Christian country, but certainly not an exclusively Christian country.

Now, with all due respect to Senator Sylvia Allen and the good citizens (R-Snowflake), does it seem appropriate that she represents someplace with the word “Flake” in its name? And our editorial staff did consult records that indicate that even though it is in Arizona, Snowflake does actually see snow most years.


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