May 24, 2004
The case for space travel, continued

Christians look to form "new nation" within US

Calling the approval of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts "the straw that broke the camel's back," a group of Christian activists is in the beginning stages of an effort to have one state secede from the United States to become its own sovereign nation.

"Our Christian republic has declined into a pagan democracy," says Cory Burnell, president of, a non-profit corporation based in Tyler, Texas. "There are some issues people just can't take anymore, and [same-sex marriage] might finally wake up the complacent Christians."

Burnell is leading the charge for a peaceful secession of one state from the union, and after originally considering Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina due to their relatively small populations, coastal access, and the Christian nature of the electorate, Burnell says South Carolina has been selected as the target location.

If I may be so bold as to suggest it, I have a much better idea for these folks.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 24, 2004 to Around the world | TrackBack

ohpleaseohpleaseohPlease let them move to New Hampshire.

That's a pissing match I'd pay large money to see.

Posted by: julia on May 24, 2004 5:45 PM

South Carolina?!? Have they seen the multitude of strip clubs that lurk just a bit inland of the beach at Myrtle Beach?

Oh, of course...they have seen them. That's why they WANT SC. All those writhing, sweaty, sinful, young ladies in need of, er, ministry.

I was going to suggest a Dakota.

Posted by: Patrick on May 24, 2004 6:52 PM

Fort Sumter, here we come [again].

We should have let 'em go in 1861.

Posted by: Frank Wilhoit on May 24, 2004 9:05 PM

"Our Christian republic has declined into a pagan democracy" - Cory Burnell

And exactly which of those... "pagan" or "democracy" ... is supposed to be an evil thing? The few pagans I know do a pretty good job of living by their most often quoted maxim: "An [i.e., if] ye harm none, do as ye will." I wish I could say the same for the radical Christian fundamentalists, whose motto might well be, "Even if you harm no one, do as we say."

As for South Carolina, or even New Hampshire (pace, Julia), I know people in both places, and they do not deserve this. What state would want to be the home of the Formerly American Taliban (FAT)?

Posted by: Steve Bates on May 25, 2004 12:06 AM

Sadly enough, Texas - as a part of the annexation - is the only state which can legally secede.

I'd consider moving a small price to pay.

Posted by: Charles M on May 25, 2004 12:37 AM

I'm a Texan. I'm a Christian. I'm for Gay marriage. I have a gay father who is also Christian. But on to bigger and better things. I was wondering how You fundamentalists felt about space travel....

Send me an E-mail.


Posted by: Catherine on April 23, 2005 11:22 PM