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DIAL A GAY ATHEIST 22 January 1994 (713) 880-4242 HITLER'S WORDS ACROSS AMERICA This is Dial A Gay Atheist, a communications service of American Gay & Lesbian Atheists. American Gay Atheists, Inc., is a non-profit, educational foundation dedicated to keeping state and church separate and promoting the concept as the gay community's most important constitutional ally. All inquiries should be addressed, in writing, to AGLA, PO Box 66711, Houston, TX 77266. This is Don Sanders for Dial A Gay Atheist. Use of any materials contained herein without written permission from American Gay Atheists, Inc., is prohibited. "I believe I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jews, I am fighting for the Lord." These are the words of Adolf Hitler, taken directly from his autobiography, "Mein Kampf." In place of the word "Jews" one could substitute the name of almost any other group of people and it would sound like any modern-day Christian living in America today. For instance, "by defending myself against the fags, I am fighting for the Lord." Across the United States, Hitler's words are ringing from church pulpit to church pulpit with astounding clarity. And across America, right-wing Christian Brownshirts are marching like foot soldiers in their pogroms of hate to subvert basic human and constitutional rights of gay and lesbian citizens. We have seen it happen recently in Colorado, in Oregon, in Florida, in Maine, in Arizona, in California, in Texas, and even in Wyoming. All across America, where strides in equality of civil rights for lesbian and gay citizens have occurred, the right-wing Christian forces have been there to counter, and most often to try to legislate into law the right to actually discriminate against an entire group of people. Some "liberally" religious people will say that such efforts are not representative of Christianity, that it is only the right- wing fringe which is responsible for such reprehensible behavior. Of course, such a statement clearly demonstrates that most people are unaware of the history of their own religion. If one honestly takes a look at Christianity, one will see that it is really a mask for an alternative political system, a system which is intent on replacing every secular system of government with a religious one. Most Christians are not just content to enjoy their basic constitutional right to practice their religion when they want. Instead, the basic premise of Christianity is to foist it upon everyone, subverting a culture if necessary and taking over the power and influence of government in order to do so. Christianity grew up during a time when the Roman Empire was the dominant world power. One of the great lies which Christianity has palmed off as truth is that that great empire "fell" because of its decadence. Every historian knows this to be a lie, yet Christians have no reservation in saying that Rome actually fell because it engaged in orgies, homosexuality, and rampant excesses of pleasure. This lie perseveres because such a fabrication makes it appear that Christianity was responsible for the salvation of the world at the time. The fact is that Christianity survived and grew because it was *forced* upon the Classical World through the power of despotic ruling regimes, beginning with the Roman Emperor Constantine. And when Christianity began taking a cultural hold, it also began by destroying everything and anything which it viewed to be in opposition to it. In a frenzy of state/church-sponsored destruction, it obliterated ancient libraries, the temples of other religions, and works of art. It even set about killing the priests and priestesses of other religions in order that it might flourish. When Christianity gained a strong foothold, the clock seemed almost to run in reverse. The shadow of the Dark Ages grew ever larger and more repressive until it covered everything for well over a thousand years. Nothing was allowed to prosper and flourish unless it glorified the morbid Christian cult. Perhaps nothing reflects this period of darkness better than the art of the time. The paintings depicted mostly scenes of wars being fought while soldiers stared ghoulishly toward heaven. Women's bodies were always covered from head to foot, their faces ashen and sullen as they held a baby while gazing morbidly toward heaven. Not only was scientific discovery and inquiry put on hold, it was destroyed. Medical investigation was considered heresy and punishable by death, and anyone who dared to question the edicts of the priests were in danger of losing their lives. Christianity succeeded not because the world gladly embraced it, but rather through the political powers of force. Christianity as a religion is really a mask for its true purpose: an alternative political system. It began as a mirror image of the authoritarian Roman Empire where it began. As a result, it always remains a permanent, dysfunctional element in any state where the majority are Christians, whether the state is authoritarian or democratic. What is happening in America today -- the subjugation of the rights of minorities, the attempt to legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians, the obsession to control the reproductive processes of women, the crusade to return prayer to the public school classroom, the endeavor to "restore" religion at every level, the sedition of our cultural symbols to reflect a religious message -- these things are not merely coincidental. They happen as a result of a concerted and calculated movement by Christianity to control every aspect of the culture. This is precisely what is behind the strong effort by right-wing forces to tyrannize, subdue and conquer the rights of gay and lesbian people today. This is why support of American Gay & Lesbian Atheists is so vital at this time. We are premised upon keeping state and church separate and exposing the agenda of the Christian Brownshirts. Write for a free sample copy of "The American Gay & Lesbian Atheist" newsletter. In Houston, stay abreast of what's happening by viewing the American Atheist TV Forum on your community access cable channel on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. At the tone, tell us from where you're calling and what's on your mind. And, of course, call this American GAY Atheist again, anytime. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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