Forget the economy and healthcare reform because according to a mayoral candidate in Tulsa, Oklahoma the big issue facing us is to bring some churchin’ to the zoo. Just when I thought we were getting past that whole creationism has a place in science debacle, there are people who still have not let it go.
Here is Anna Falling, candidate for mayor of Tulsa in her own words:
"Unless we find ways to engage the Church back into public policy decisions we will be lost as a city, state and nation."
Back into? I don’t think there was ever an “into” in the first place. You see, separation of church and state and freedom of religion is one of those things that makes our country great. People who try to impose their religion on everyone else is something we can do without.
I like to go to the zoo to learn about animals and if I want to learn about religion there are plenty of churches to go to. Tell you what – keep your religion out of my zoo and I will keep animals out of your church. Okay, I’ll let you have your live nativity scene and for the crazies you can have your snakes but that’s it. No more.