To use a tired formulation, Oklahoma is the new Kansas. It’s being turned into a crucible for the Religious Right, a place which they can seize and remake into a theocratic state of their own, in which everyone — regardless of his or her own religion or lack thereof — must obey the strictures of evangelical Protestant fundamentalist Christianity. I’ve blogged twice before about these religionazis. As the Tulsa World reports, they’re at it again:

A state lawmaker is urging Oklahomans to sign a morality proclamation “to acknowledge the need for a national awakening of righteousness.”

Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, has called a press conference for noon Thursday on the first floor of the state Capitol to discuss the “Oklahoma Citizen’s Proclamation for Morality,” which may be sent to Gov. Brad Henry, President Barack Obama and the state’s congressional delegation.

“We believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis,” a draft of the proclamation states. “This nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion, pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery.”

The resolution goes on to claim that the US is a Christian state, an old whine that the Religious Right has long made, but which remains as untrue as it was, the first time it was spewed.

These people seriously want a new order in the United States … a government based on Old Testament, Judges-era principles, in which everyone is an evangelical Protestant fundamentalist Christian like themselves, and where crimes such as “breaking the sabbath” are capital offenses.

Watch out, folks … despite having lost the 2006 mid-terms and the 2008 election, these people have not given up. They want power, and they’re not going to stop trying to get it.

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