Did I mention the idiocy of fundamentalist Christians yet? Or do I repeat myself? What they say makes great fodder as well as fertilizer.
It’s about the recent election of former S.C. Governor Sanford to Congress. A local radio personality [religious FM station] wrote an op ed on a local religious blog site in which he condemned his election because of his ‘personal moral failing,’ although he was forgiven by a ‘God of grace and second chances.’ He chastised the voters in that congressional district for ’not caring care about the ethics and character of our elected officials any longer.’
Of course his ‘sin’ was the same as that of Bill Clinton [and a long list of other,unnamed politicians]. Bedroom stuff, as usual. My, my those fundies are surely obsessed with sex!
By the way, the author, who is also a pastor, skewered the Affordable Health Care Act in his rant on ‘immoral behavior’ of politicians. What? Well, yes because, after all, the pastor is a Republican. Not only a Republican but I suspect at Tea Party Republican due to the many uses of the word ‘freedom’ in his screed. Hence the diss on President Obama’s health care legislation.He mentioned the 15,000 pages of legislation in the act to reinforce another point: the more external restraints we need on our behavior, the less free we will be.
Go figure, this from a fundamentalist pastor. Restraints he said. As if fundamentalists aren’t into the ‘restraining’ business.
Well, I thought you might like to keep up with the latest fundy idiocy which is spreading rapidly like a malignant cancer across the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
Educating Christian fundamentalists simply doesn’t work. They do not accept any education that is in direct conflict with their worldview. What remains is to educate the rest of the American populace about Christian fundamentalism and dominionism, educating the American populace about the David Bartons of the world, so that when elections occur, an educated populace can reject the infiltration of fundamentalism on the rest of American society, which will, given the right opportunity (usually in a climate of fear like 9/11), erode American democracy entirely and push our nation into the fringes of the world into irrelevance.
- Dakota O’Leary, freethinker, scholar of theology and literature