Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Jesus license plate in Florida?

Only in Florida?

Amy Hollyfield, writing for the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau, says "If you want Jesus on your license plate, the Florida Senate is looking out for you. ...

"Religious specialty plates offered by Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrice, and Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, made it onto a bill Friday even though many members had not seen the images of those plates and none was produced for the debate."

Siplin's "Trinity" license plate "has a picture of my Lord and savior Jesus Christ."

"Storms' 'I Believe' plate would benefit Faith in Teaching, an Orlando company that funds faith-based programs at schools. Its design features a cross over a stained-glass window." If I recall correctly, Faith in Teaching is a Roman Catholic outfit. Their website is currently inaccessible or has been taken down.

In the Senate, "After a not-so-simple vote (two voice votes, a voided roll call vote, two quorum calls and finally one that counted), the amendment with Siplin's tags was adopted 22-13. Storms' tag passed on a voice vote."

And so it goes. The religious fruitcakes in our midst continue, even as Florida is suffering a tremendously oppressive economic upheaval, waste time in the legislature puttering around with religious license plates which have no relevance to anything and are most certainly against the United States Constitution!


Read more at here.

h/t to yborcitystogie here.


Grandpa Eddie said...

With all the problems in Florida with unemployment and foreclosures and these idiots are concerned with putting a religious symbol on the state license plate.

This action is Unconstitutional because it promotes one religion over all others.

As if this was the first time Florida had done something Unconstitutional...Nov 2000.

Bob Poris said...

I dare a Muslim or an atheist or a Jew to offer a religious plate. It would make them a target of the skinheads and our local Taliban. Religion seems to be a divider for these religious fanatics. I am sure Jesus would not buy one if He is visiting Florida at this time. He did have something to say about people that wore their religion so openly. Why don’t people listen and try to do as He said? What is their agenda?

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A World Quite Mad said...

"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."(Matthew 6:5-6)
As an aside, I wonder if it crosses their mind that they're putting an image of someone being tortured to death on their license plates. Oh, wait, I got it. That's why they're for torture.

Jacob said...

Christ on a plate, A World Quite Mad! Dontcha know quoting scriptures to these fruitcakes just makes them madder? Only they can quote scripture and only they know which scriptures are appropriate.

Torture is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. If Cheney doesn't think it's torture, then it's not. As Jesus said, "Follow the Dick, he shall lead you to the mortgaged land."

Or, in another famous passage that few people know about -- it's very well hidden: "Verily, verily, I say unto you: In the year 2009 Common Era, politicians and other nogoodniks in the state of Florida in the USA shall put my tortured picture on a license plate even though such a deed shall contravene the constitution of the United States. Give unto Caesar, saith I. Give old Caesar a license to make plates bearing mine image as remembered by a medieval monk.

"Let us pray. O great Dick, may you roast in hell for your tortured views as to right and wrong. Amen."

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