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February 09, 2012

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ROCKY ANDERSON:
GET THE RELIGION OUT OF POLITICS
The news in the past week has been dominated by the attempts of religions to control
policy and doctrine in this country.
Justice Party Presidential candidate Rocky Anderson says this trend cannot be allowed to continue.
“As a country we have long since crossed the line of separation of church and state and this is wrong. People have a right to worship as they choose, or to refrain from
worshipping. They don't have the right to impose their religious beliefs on others.”

Anderson feels that personal religious beliefs entered into the Komen Foundation’s decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood (a decision reversed later.)

“A member of the Komen board, who has now resigned, shares the beliefs of the religious right that Planned Parenthood should not receive funding because, in her
view, Planned Parenthood promotes abortion. I served on the Board of Directors of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and provided pro bono legal services
for them because of my tremendous commitment to the provision of family planning education and services for all. One thing we should all be able to agree on is that the best means of preventing abortions is to provide good sex education and offer affordable family planning information and services.”

Another issue Anderson says is an affront to the separation of church and state is the outcry from religious institutions that take money from the federal government, but don’t want to provide health care if it conflicts with their doctrine.

“The battle over providing contraceptives to women is not about religion. It is about health care and the irrefutable truth that women have the right to control their own bodies. The separation of church and state was not so much about keeping religion out of government as is was about not promoting one religious belief over another. ”
Rocky Anderson knows these are hotbed issues but he feels he must speak out on these vital issues.

“I've never ‘squirmed’ on these questions and I don’t change my views, as other politicians do, for political expediency. We should all value the diversity in religious
(and non-religious) traditions and be respectful and compassionate toward each other. To do that, we should keep religion out of politics.”

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Rocky
Anderson, please contact: Charlotte Scot at 505-603-2739, email VoteRocky@gmail.com, or visit
www.voterocky.org.
Paid for and authorized by Rocky Anderson, Our President 2012, Inc.

Has it really been a year since the CPAC mouth-breathers last stained the sheets of a convention hotel? My, how time flies when the American system of government is falling apart around you.

Ya know what i don't get? Why doesn't Preznint Obama have Rick Santorum "disappeared" or assassinated (and this goes for the other guys), as is his right - now that it's legal to have someone bumped off if you're the prez and you don't cotton to what some lame-o said about you (or ya just feel like it)?

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