Quote of the Day

“I think those of us who are concerned about religious liberty have to fight to ensure that you don’t get this kind of aggressive tyranny of secularism, which I think is a very grave danger.

“And I think the real danger is you’ll see a drive to outlaw and limit Christianity. To say: It’s OK to be Christian as long as you’re not really Christian.”

Newt Gingrich, serial adulterer, who obviously himself is not really Christian.  The threat to his following his religion has never come from “the aggressive tyranny of secularism,” it’s come from inside his own pants.

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It’s About the Big Bang, Not Big Bird

The GOP tells us that this is a watershed election.  I agree, but not for the reasons they say.  This isn’t about whether or not we’re going to switch to vouchers for Medicare or what the Medicaid budget is going to be.  This is about whether we’re going to continue down the Republican path to the Dark Ages.

To their shame, the GOP has let extremists take over their party at the state and national level.   The question on November 6 is whether we’re going to let the crazies take over our country.

I grew up believing that some things were settled in our society — that evolution was established science, that Keynesianism was established economics.  But now the GOP presents laughable, long-discredited science and economics as the truth.

With 435 congressional districts, we’re going to get people like Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin.  But fringe people like him should not be elevated to the Senate.  And they definitely shouldn’t become Vice President, but Paul Ryan and Todd Akin are Tweedledee and Tweedledum on social issues.  Ryan is a little more careful about what he says in public, but their views and votes are the same.

We are outraged about the Taliban shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan because she defended the right of girls to go to school.  We rightly think the Taliban are sick barbarians.  But if Ryan and Akin had their way, we’d have 14-year-old rape and incest victims dying from illegal abortions.  That is every bit as sick and barbaric.

I voted for Bush 43 in 2004 and McCain in 2008 because I was afraid of the radical Muslims.   I’m still a registered Republican, but I’m voting for Obama because I’m afraid of the radical Christians.  I want to defeat the Christian Taliban here at home.

 

Why Did the Times Choose This Op Ed?

I assume it’s not easy to get an op ed published in the NYT.   Today they have one called “I’m a Mormon, Not a Christian,” by David V. Mason.  Gee, I wonder why, out of all the submissions they get, the Times chose this one.

I assume the Romney campaign is wondering the same thing.  Not really, they know why.

Shocking, But Not Surprising, Obama Religion Poll

A new PPP poll shows that very few voters in Alabama and Mississippi believe that President Obama is a Christian.

In Alabama, 45% said he that he is Muslim, 41% said they didn’t know, and only 14% said that he is Christian.

In Mississippi, 52% said that he is Muslim, 36% said they didn’t know, and only 12% said that he is Christian.

Not that President Obama was expecting to carry Alabama or Mississippi, but still…

The Christian Version of Sharia

It is ironic and very sad that the same people who are so worried about Sharia law somehow being imposed here, who are trying to pass unnecessary laws to prevent that, are the same people who are trying to impose their own version of Sharia on the rest of us.  The same people who claim to love the First Amendment so much are showing that love by beating the crap out of it.