A friend sends an image from the Family Heritage Alliance’s latest medicine show that should turn the stomach of all patriots:
Right-wing “family values” distractors Family Heritage Alliance make their theocratic designs clear with this abuse of the Statute of Liberty. They strip her of her torch of enlightenment and stick a Christian cross in her hands. They erase the square-edged tabula ansata, representing the law and American independence, and substitute a two-humped slab suggesting the tablets of the Ten Commandments.
The imagery is all the more disgusting in that the Statue of Liberty, since its placement in New York Harbor in 1886, has welcomed immigrants of all faiths from all around the world. “The New Colossus,” the great sonnet engraved at the base of the Statue, was written by Emma Lazarus, a Jewish poet who intended her words to greet those fleeing religious oppression. The Family Heritage Alliance now perverts this grand statue by hanging on her a sign that says, “Christians Only.”
Oh yeah, FHA is holding one of its powwows about imagined threats to religious liberty here in Aberdeen next Thursday, November 19, 11:30 a.m., at the Aberdeen Christian Fellowship. I’d like to think everyone is welcome, but their theocratic symbology leave me uncertain.