Msg # 464 Date: 20 Aug 92 17:25:45 To: All Subj: Pastor George reaffirms his anti-atheist

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Msg # 464 Date: 20 Aug 92 17:25:45 From: Christopher Baker To: All Subj: Pastor George reaffirms his anti-atheist attitude ____________________________________________________________________________ did you catch it this morning? at a 'prayer' breakfast in Texas, Pastor George intoned, "You can't be President of the United States if you don't believe in God." yes, right here in these United States of America with a Constitution that never once mentions any diety and which forbids religious tests for office and mandates separation of state and church, we have a president who has no fear of stating catagorically and in public that atheists cannot be patriots, shouldn't be considered citizens and cannot be president because they do not believe in his cartoon superstition. make your blood boil? make Jefferson and Madison spin in their crypts? will you step up to the ballot box and exit Pastor George and his ilk to stage right and down the capitol steps? and all this time i thought all you needed to become President of the United States of America was U.S. citizenship and the age of 35 years. silly me. [sigh] TTFN. Chris --- DB 1.37/001027 * Origin: Rights On!-Host/Moderator of A_THEIST-Titusville_FL_USA (1:374/14) Msg # 466 Date: 20 Aug 92 18:04:59 From: Christopher Baker To: All Subj: U.S. Constitution before Pastor George's rewrite ____________________________________________________________________________ Article II [Executive and the President] Section 1 -- 4 No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. -- 7 Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: -- "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Article VI -- 3 The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. -30- that's the U.S. Constitution that Pastor George and his cronies have sworn to protect and defend. nowhere in this great document are the words, "under God," nor is there any requirement for a belief in 'god' of any kind. do you suppose Pastor/King George has ever sat down and read the U.S. Constitution? yet, someone added "So help me God" to the Oath of Office somewhere along the line. several states have religious Tests in their Constitutions stating that no one may serve at any level in their governments if they do not believe in 'god'. these acts clearly are unconstitutional. something is very wrong here. the U.S. Constitution has been defied and is being deified in spite of its very strict language to the contrary. what are you going to do about it? WAKE UP, Americans! Pat Robertson is just the tip of the iceberg! TTFN. Chris --- DB 1.37/001027 * Origin: Rights On!-Host/Moderator of A_THEIST-Titusville_FL_USA (1:374/14)

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