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The sense of Christian privilege and entitlement runs deep in this country, and most Christians simply cannot get their heads around the fact rights are NOT matters of majority rule. Ironically, the people who prohibited the hanging of these banners are great examples of why the meeting the atheist community is promoting is so necessary. The people who think they want God in government, always assume it will be their particular god, and no one else's.

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Hopefully. some of the clearheaded citizens of Ft. Worth will get the powerhouse FFRF involved in this attempt at squashing true religious freedom/freedom from religion.

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Jul 18, 2023·edited Jul 18, 2023

Cristers scream about persecution in America but it's the atheists banners that get slashed. Guess we know who the truly persecuted are in this country.

Just imagine the screams from the Religion of Love if their things were vandalized.

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Jul 18, 2023·edited Jul 18, 2023

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Trump and his brownshirts aren't even trying to hide their hatred of democracy. Trump is out for absolute power...

"Trump and Allies Forge Plans to Increase Presidential Power in 2025"

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/17/us/politics/trump-plans-2025.html

Image the reichwing's reaction to this power grab if it came from Biden.

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When the banners go up, ask for security cameras. Christians can't be trusted to turn the other cheek.

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Texas lets you customize your laws, so you only obey what you need.

Who needs a state legislature or constitution? Just pull a law out of your ass.

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OT : We finally had answer about the last love story between DM and hospitals. The catheter for her chemo posed about a month ago was contaminated with 2 bacteria. She is given antibiotics + nutritional supplements IV. She won't be discharged before the end of the week at best and her chemo is cancelled for now.

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Oh, Babs, ya gave us so much more than Yentl, you gave us a whole effect!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

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Perhaps the event can attempt to put up banners describing the conference topics: "How Christian Nationalism Silences Opposing Voices" and "How Christian Nationalism Vandalizes What It Cannot Silence".

The response would at least give a benchmark for the Fort Worth officials' resistance to irony poisoning.

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“This is what happens when religious freedom really means religious privilege for Christians only.”

That’s what they _always_ mean by it.

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"Lacking significant magnitude."

That could apply to the existence of Jesus (for which there is NO evidence whatsoever, significant or otherwise). Lacking significant magnitude hasn't stopped Ft. Worth from kowtowing to Christian fantasies.

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Kinda weird when you think about how many times bible thumpers claim repeatedly that atheism is a "religion." They squall about "religious liberty" but this is pretty hypocritical and obviously christian privilege. I mean, if atheism as a religion, Ft. Worth city officials should have no problem with it, right?

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Headline-"Kenya Doomsday Cult-400 dead. PASTOR IN CUSTODY! It seems like Africa is a hotbed of christian ignorance. These 400 FASTED THEMSELVES TO DEATH! Their pastor told them that was one way to meet jesus. FKN ignorant people and religion. It's so easy to see the negative drag on civilization of christianity and christians.

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The religious freedom crowd should be calling Fort Worth out for this if they truly care about religious freedom, but what they really care about is freedom for them to use their religion against others. Just another case of Christian hypocrisy and privilege.

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Early OT- When you take over cable TV's biggest time slot only to get told off by your mommy live on air: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP2__DVZQOo

𝘐'𝘮 𝘧𝘶𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨. Fox's second most unfunny fool, Jesse Watters, took a phone call from his mom during his shiny new 8PM show.... only for her to scold him about the network's recent legal troubles, culture war bullshit, and lack of empathy. He tried to talk over her like he does anyone else he disagrees with... and she shushed him like he was speaking out of turn at the dinner table.

I somehow don't see this show lasting very long. Just a hunch. Now off to re-watch and have another giggle fit.

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I wish to propagate the meme that reverses the order of "Christian nationalism" to "nationalistic Christians", because then it's so much easier to refer to them by the shorthand "nat-Cs".

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