Tulsa, Oklahoma mayorial candidate Anna Falling is running on a platform of Christianity. And nothing else, it seems.
The least of her problems is that she wants the Tulsa Zoo to include an exhibit on Creationism.
More importantly, look who she wants running the city:
“We will also look for people who want to characterize the origins of both man and animals in a way that honors Judeo-Christian science that proves God as the creator,” she said.
When asked whether she meant that she would recruit Christians to serve the city, Falling said she was talking about “people committed to their churches.” When asked whether she meant Christian churches, she said, “churches, yes.”
Falling’s campaign has been overtly Christian-themed. But she said she wants to embrace people of all religions, not alienate them.
“I’d love to be able to visit with them,” she said, adding that there’s common ground. “I know God loves them. I love them. This is an opportunity for us to be able to be friends and make a difference in this community.”
While she deserves ridicule for suggesting that the zoo should endorse Creationism, that there is such a thing as “Judeo-Christian science,” and that such a science has ever “proven” anything, I’m more concerned with the potential lawsuits she has coming her way.
Based on her comments, atheists would be openly discriminated against. She’s opening the door to all sorts of litigation. If she were mayor, the taxpayers of Tulsa would be on the hook for paying for all sorts of lawyer fees with every lost case — and she would lose them all.
Forget a wall of separation between church and state. Falling wants to tear down the wall and have the two move in together.
When asked about how the police and fire departments are way over-budget, she explains how she would solve the problem.Church.
Tulsa’s churches, if invited into City Hall in force, could transform our City’s brokenness by helping mentor before real problems arise. This in turn reduces police, courts and juvenile costs, and sees lives transformed.
Our police officers deserve this kind of support!
How will she fix the mass-transit problem?
Right now, bus riders know the route will not always take them to the intended destination. Limitations to stops and routes make most everyone have to walk at least some distance. In other areas, whole parts of town are simply missing from the bus routes.
And as most have found, buses do not run to church on Sunday. How do churches address the Sunday issue? They pick up their parishioners in the church vans or buses.
Why can’t we activate the churches to be part of the solution? They can help provide companies in non-bus route areas with a new transportation solution for their workers, and provide a whole new world of job choices to workers who are currently limited on job choices due to the limited bus routes.
What’s her top priority if elected?
1. Bringing Tulsa’s churches into City Hall to receive training and equipping; then activating them in Tulsa’s schools, neighborhoods, jails and low-income housing areas to restore wholeness to the community and lower city costs associated with each.
Nice intentions, but completely illegal. You would think a potential government official would read up on the Constitution.
I don’t see anything that says she has a chance of winning… but it’s Oklahoma. So who knows.
(Thanks to everyone for the link!)