Aimee Patton

A pleasantly eccentric take on politics

Dear Kansas Senators:

I wanted to take a second to thank you.  I understand that while you were waiting on the tax and budget agreement things became somewhat of a snoozefest and you decided to do something to fill the time.  Usually I just spend my time on my iPhone playing bejewelled blitz or building my killer farm on Farmville. (You should virtually stop by and check out my apples.) You, however, decided to declare something that most America just aren’t sure of…that it’s o.k. to be Christian in the US military.

Sen. Mitch Holmes created a 20 point list outlining why it is crucial that our Kansas Senate pass legislation to combat religious discrimination against Christians.  20 point list

Oh the outrage!  Christians have been killed in the military for what they believe.  No wait…

Christians have been beat and tortured for what they believe….

No wait…

Bibles at Air Force Inns will no longer be available in the rooms.

Oh no they didn’t. (snap)

It’s on like Donkey Kong.

Among other things that have 17 Senators from KS outraged – Bible verses have been erased from the scope of rifles.  It’s been scientifically proven that rifles cannot fire straight without scripture therefore compromising the effectiveness of our military.  This is not only a religious issue, but we need scripture to win battles.

So what’s the answer to stop this blatant discrimination?

Alex, I’ll take it’s ok to be Christian for $100.

Also known as  KS Senate Bill 1767 sponsored by Sen. Mitch Holmes.

In the legislation it states, “Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas: That we strongly support the 200+ years of Judeo-Christian tradition and its open expression in the U.S. Military;”

I just really want to extend a thank you from all of us Kansas taxpayers.  Our tax dollars could go for just about anything these days – improving roads, attracting new jobs to Kansas, improving education for our children. As I sit here at my job earning my salary and knowing that part of that salary will go to the state of Kansas, I am comforted in knowing that my hard-earned money will be spent on legislation like this – confirming that it is ok to be Christian in the U.S. military.

Now keep up the good work!

What’s next?  If I can suggest something – how about legislation stating that the three meals of the day will be called Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. There may still be some confusion in the ongoing Supper vs. Dinner debate.

Best Regards,

Aimee

Kansas Tax Payer

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9 thoughts on “Breaking News: KS Senate Approves Legislation Stating It’s OK To Be Christian

  1. I’m looking for the part where you say, “Just kidding!” but I’m not seeing it…

      1. Rita Medall says:

        Sadly you are misinformed. Christians are being persecuted in the USA and in other countries. This is why the Kansas Legislature took the action they did. Your right to free speech is in the same amendment giving Christians’ religious rights.
        Within the past month the US Army Labels Southern Baptist Convention “Hostile” : ( link – http://ow.ly/kshIn )
        The Vatican gave an address to the United Nations on this very issue….stating… There are 100,000 Christians killed every year for their faith. Also there issubtle Persecution in Western Countries. The Statement reads:
        “In some Western countries, where historically the Christian presence has been an integral part of society, a trend emerges that tends to marginalize Christianity in public life, ignore historic and social contributions and even restrict the ability of faith communities to carry out social charitable services.”
        Former KC resident.

      2. Hi Rita – thanks for the comment. No one is denying that Christians are being persecuted all over the world. I am not making light of that, however, Christians are far from being persecuted in this country. They are the majority religion (77% of the US identify as Christians) and have dominated this society since the beginning. No one has denied the wonderful contributions that Christians have made to this country and this isn’t about that. I have tremendous respect for Christianity and recognize all of the good Christianity has done for this country, but I have such a hard time with my state legislature taking time and my tax dollars to draft legislation to acknowledge a religion that already makes up 77% of the United States. Christian soldiers may have a hard time understanding that Bible verses and crosses can’t go everywhere they want them to and it may be unfair, but it is hardly persecution. Thanks again for commenting! I really do appreciate you taking the time. Take care – Aimee

  2. It’s definitely DINNER! Although sometimes I catch myself calling it supper.

    On the family farm there was breakfast, dinner and supper. Confused the hell out of me!

    1. Wait..lunch was called dinner? I’m so confused! This really means we need legislation to figure this whole thing out.

  3. Tell me about it! A JoCo kid gets confused in NW Missouri! Dinner???? What about Lunch? I’m hungry!

  4. Patricia&ouser says:

    I find your humor lacking. Especially when our military are now limited by our government to 2the meals a day unless they choose REMs or buy their own. Another tidbit, our miltary hospitals in Afghanistan are using wornout unbleached sheets for our wounded while we the taxpayers are sending arms and aid to the very people shooting at our military. Yes…its a haha matter.

    For over 200the years Christians have died so you can spew your ‘freedom of speech’ and other rights granted not only by our Creator but also by our Bill of Rights and Constitution. Gee..seems the right to be a Christian is really more of an endangered privilege

    1. Whoa there Pattycake. This isn’t humor. Christians have died, so have Muslims, Jews, and Atheists. And those rights may be god given in your mind but they are simply enumerated in the Bill of Rights. We are not a Christian nation in any sense of the word.

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