Although we're not residents of Arkansas, we feel the precedents being set by the conflict around the Ten Commandments monument in Little Rock are important for every American in every state.I thought it'd be a good opportunity to take the time to digitize this as Rapert is having a fit on Twitter over a recent Times column by Lucien Greaves, the spokesman and co-founder of The Satanic Temple.
"In Constitutional Rites," we state that we believe everyone should subscribe to whatever personal religious beliefs they feel are best suited for them, but public grounds and government institutions must avoid explicit expression of favoritism for any one religion over others, so that we can all feel confident that elected officials will safeguard everyone's rights fairly and equally.
A local group called Friends of the Satanic Temple Arkansas plans to distribute dozens of tracts ahead of the Satanic Temple's August 16 rally.
As the tract's disclaimer points out, Satanic SF is not an official chapter of the Satanic Temple, and for that matter neither is Friends of TST Arkansas. But "Constitutional Rites" is in part an expression of our sincere opinion that the Temple is correct in its allegation that state legislators are playing fast and loose with the rules in an ongoing campaign to promote one religion in particular for personal reasons.
Voting for the minimum wage is not an example of doing something "for the people."…