"God is a higher authority than man. Believers ought to be the best citizens in the country. However, they should never do anything the government condones that is illegal, immoral or contrary to the faith of the Word of God."
Tell that to Judge John E. Jones III, a Conservative Christian. He made teaching Creationism in US schools not just unconstitutional, but illegal. Suck it, Art.
"Government should stay out of the Lord’s work. Thomas Jefferson said there should be a oneway wall of separation between church and state. Faith should influence government and morals but the state should stay out of the business of the church."
That was before the ugly face of religion that exists today crawled out of the Sewer of Hell and unjustifiably imposed itself on society the way it has today: right-wing Fundamentalist Christianity.
'I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature'
'There is more need for lighthouses in our country than churches.'
'But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.'
'Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear'
Suck it II, Art.
"Soon there may be “hate crime” laws on the books forbidding “mean” or “hateful rhetoric” against certain issues. Many preachers face the very real possibility of being forbidden by the government to preach against what they honestly believe is sinful. The preachers will have to disobey the government and obey God at that time no matter what the price."
So? In Germany, one can be arrested for saying openly that the Holocaust didn't happen. From the point of view of this particular Atheist, speaking vile bigotries against LGBT people, women wanting abortions, 'Liberals', and generally anyone not exactly like you, and being punished for such, nay just saying 'You'll go to Hell for not believing' resulting in similar custodial sentences - thus forcing you subhuman fundies to say 'Everyone goes to Heaven, regardless of if you're 'Saved' or not'; 'God loves everyone: Gays, Left-wingers, Atheists included!' - is a bad thing... how?!
Suck it III, and you strike out, Art.
...besides, I thought that amongst you True Christians, it was impossible to be a 'True Christian if you weren't being 'Persecuted' the way you described? Ergo, your ilk aren't the True Christians you say you are. Therefore you're going to Hell. QED.
Start begging Obama to start building those 'FEMA' camps, the ghettoisation & roundups of you fundies begin, and said camps start filling up. It's the only possible way you & your ilk can ever justify your sad, sorry, unjustifiable existences.