Baxter Bulletin letter to the editor #3: John Bukovac Jr.

mmmMMMmmmm…feeling the beers.  Let’s keep going!  Here’s what John Bukovac Jr. had to say!

From John Bukovac Jr.Bull Shoals:

The last few days have been difficult to read stories regarding our nativity display. But, this is not the first case of Christians coming under attack for expressing our faith. The pastor of my church has been preaching on this subject: Christianity under attack in our country.

Christians throughout the Twin Lakes Area need to start practicing their faith beyond Sunday. If we as Christians do not draw a line in the sand and defend Christianity, we will lose our freedoms to worship God as we please.

Twin Lakes Christians, I have a plan, start the defend the nativity fund. If 10,000 Christians across the Twin Lakes Area gave $100 to the fund, $1,000,000 would send a strong message to groups that oppose our beliefs that enough is enough.

A legal group sends a letter to the County Judge telling him to stop breaking the law.  John reads this as Christians being under attack for expressing their faith.  I would say that this kind of detachment from reality is surprising, but remember this man believes a guy rose from the dead, walked on water, that a man lived in the belly of a giant fish for three days, talking snakes, a global flood, and more.  With that kind of tenuous grip on reality, asking an official to stop breaking the law could look very much like Christians being under attack for expressing their faith…or like brownie overlords from Saturn invading the earth.

The thing is, there are laws against government officials giving preferential treatment to one religious group.  There are no laws saying you can’t pray til you choke, put gaudy figurines on your own lawn, go to whatever church you want, etc.  And nobody wants those laws.  So your right to express your faith is not in question and under zero threat whatsoever.  Government officials don’t have a right to ignore the Constitution though – it’s actually the other way around.

The pastor of my church has been preaching on this subject: Christianity under attack in our country.

If being told you can’t break the law is an attack, congrats, you have it pretty good.  It’s a pity your perspective is so fucked up (probably by your pastor) for you to see it and enjoy it.

Christians throughout the Twin Lakes Area need to start practicing their faith beyond Sunday.

Yeah, if there’s one thing that’s lacking in Baxter County it’s hardcore Christianity all the time.

  If we as Christians do not draw a line in the sand and defend Christianity, we will lose our freedoms to worship God as we please.

Got you this:

Somehow, with a Congress full of Christians and laws in place specifically to prevent the government from infringing on religious worship, if you’re not allowed to have exclusive access to government land while all others are denied then you’re bound to have Christianity prohibited?  You, sir, are either stupid or deranged.

Twin Lakes Christians, I have a plan, start the defend the nativity fund. If 10,000 Christians across the Twin Lakes Area gave $100 to the fund, $1,000,000 would send a strong message to groups that oppose our beliefs that enough is enough.

Nope, you’re stupid.  It’s not about opposing your beliefs, it’s about opposing elected officials breaking the law and about opposing Christians getting better treatment than everybody else.  If you believe Christians should get better treatment, maybe America with all it’s “equality” talk isn’t the place for you.

And raising that money would send two messages.

1.  That you don’t have the first fucking clue how these situations work.  The County will be represented for free, so they don’t need money for legal defense.  However, when the county loses it will get to pay the opposition’s legal fees.  If you donated any money you raised to the county, it wouldn’t go to pay lawyers to lose on the county’s behalf, it would go to the organizations at which you’re attempting to thumb your nose.  Have fun donating to the AHA because you were too proud to follow the law.  Be bold, John.  Be bold.

2.  That a bunch of people who don’t have the first fucking clue how these situations work are willing to piss away money on things they don’t understand (and I don’t just mean in the collection plate every Sunday).  That “enough is enough” is about the last message this will send to judges, Congress, or anybody else for that matter.  If you tell a judge you’ve had “enough” of following the law, I’ll give you three guesses who won’t give a shit (because I suspect  John Bukovac Jr. will need that many).  Hint: the people whose job it is to make sure everybody follows the fucking law.

Great plan, John.  Lead your people out of the oppression of having to obey the law.

Alright!  One more beer and then on to the next one.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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