House Resolution 888: A push toward American Christian Theocracy?
It is being argued on Daily Kos that Christian Conservatives are engaging in a deceitful effort of historical revisionism to give America a big nudge toward becoming an officially Christian nation. It is argued on Daily Kos that this effort is an attempt to exploit the fear of Democrat politicians to appear anti-Christian in order to make religious right historical revisionism (i.e., that the founding fathers intended for America to be an explicitly Christian nation, rather than a secular one) appear more respectable by having it enshrined in Congress. It’s an effort to make lies true.
Introduced by Congressman Randy Forbes December 18 in the US House Of Representatives, H. Res 888 claims to be about “”Affirming the rich spiritual and religious history of our Nation’s founding and subsequent history and expressing support for designation of the first week in May as `American Religious History Week’ for the appreciation of and education on America’s history of religious faith.”
Actually, the resolution is packed with lies – American history lies to be specific.
It could easily be argued that House Resolution 888 is framed so as to make it very difficult to oppose it without appearing anti-Christian.