Dear Kansas Senators:
By AIMEE PATTON
Former Midwest Voices contributor
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 snooze-fest 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 arent sure of...that its OK 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 in the US military.
Oh the outrage! Christians in the U.S. military have been killed in the military for what they believe. No wait...
Christians in the US military have been beat and tortured for what they believe....
Bibles at Air Force Inns will no longer be available in the rooms.
Oh no they didnt. (snap)
Its on like Donkey Kong.
Among other things that have 17 senators from Kansas outraged Bible verses have been erased from the scope of rifles. Its 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 whats the answer to stop this blatant discrimination?
Alex, Ill take its OK to be Christian for $100.
Also known as Kansas 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;
And thats about all it says.
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!
Whats 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.
Aimee Patton, of Fairway, was a 2012 Midwest Voices contributing columnist.