I have read a few blogs that refer to Idaho's Taliban, and a couple of them have referred to Brandi Swindell as Barbie Talibani. Now I know why.
The Idaho Statesman reported that a bill urging congress to restrict jurisdiction of federal courts regarding religion is moving forward through the Idaho legislature. Ms. Swindell is quoted as saying "'I think its important that our Constitution protects the freedom of religion, not the freedom from religion". Bryan Fischer quotes this with approval on the Idaho Values Alliance website.
There ya go. It couldn't be any clearer. The Constitution doesn't protect freedom from religion. I guess the idea is we all have to hold religious beliefs, or we can have them foisted upon us. After all, we're not free from religion. I guess atheism is outlawed.
I wonder which religion will the be one that we have to follow? No doubt Ms. Swindell would prefer her conservative theology to be imposed. Idaho Taliban, indeed.
This country was settled by a group of people who wanted to make their own choices regarding religion; they didn't want to have to follow the official church of England.