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Chuck Norris seems to think atheists are trying to outlaw Christianity. Sure we are…
After naming most of the major atheist/Humanist groups in the country, Norris says this:

Though the U.S. Constitution outlaws religious discrimination, these organizations and individuals would love nothing more than to help society look with distain [sic] upon Christianity and, ultimately, make its components illegal. In fact, right now, they are coalescing and rallying at least 5 million of their troops to mount counter offensives to Christianity.

We are? No one tells me anything…
Here is some of his “proof” of the evil atheist conspiracy:

Earlier this year George Washington dollar coins were not only inscribed with the words “In God We Trust” on their edges, but many excluded them entirely! Such minting modifications are a flagrant defiance against theism and a public reflection of the place God is now relegated – to the fringes of society.

While some atheists did enjoy that, it was nothing but a mistake. Furthermore, our currency did not always have references to God on it. There’s a history behind when and how that was introduced.
Norris goes on to talk about how non-theist Pete Stark is not the type of representative our Founding Fathers had in mind:

Atheists also received a proverbial shot in the arm by locating a representative and advocate of sorts in Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., who “is the first member of Congress – and the highest-ranking elected official in the country – to make known that he is a nontheist.”
His election stands in stark contrast to the wishes of our Founding Fathers, who encouraged American citizens to vote Christians into public office.

Wow. I’ve never heard that extreme before. Forget the Muslims. And the Jews. Hell, why do we even bother electing women to Congress?
Norris also talks about the Hate Crimes bill that’s supposed to “deter and punish acts of violence committed against an individual because of the victim’s race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.”
Of course this piece of legislation makes sense… unless you’re writing for WorldNetDaily.

Once enforced, what would stop a clergy from being accused as an accessory to a hate crime, after he preached to his church on Sunday about the woes of same-sex marriage and discovered on Monday one of his congregants got in a fight with a homosexual co-worker as a result of a moral altercation? The fact is, if the hate-crime bill passes, pastors could easily become pulpit partners in crime.

Unless the pastor said “Go beat up the gays,” the pastor would not get in trouble. The bill is very explicit about this. Norris, like so many others, is just picking at anything he can to “prove” there is some conspiracy against Christians.
(Thanks to Duncan for the link)

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