left biblioblography: The Political Pulpit: A Clear Violation Of SOCAS

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Political Pulpit: A Clear Violation Of SOCAS


Cross posted @ God Is For Suckers!

I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference; and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him. - John F. Kennedy

These then, are the words I would pass to President-elect Obama. His choice of Rick Warren, a truly crazy individual who very well might signal the latest effort of the theocrats to get their wills and ways imposed upon the rest of us.

Back in August, I posted on this fruitcake (and I'm not being unkind: oh no, I'm being unambiguously blunt), and even then, I predicted that these words:

He says he is more interested in questions that he feels are "uniting," such as "poverty, HIV/AIDS, climate change and human rights," and still more in civics-class topics like the candidates' understanding of the role of the Constitution. There will be no "Christian religion test," Warren insists. "I want what's good for everybody, not just what's good for me. Who's the best for the nation right now?"

were a lie. He's an unabashed homophobe (equating homosexuality with pedophilia and bestiality and supporting Proposition 8), 'pro-life' (what a nauseating turn of frame that is - equating abortion with the Holocaust), and the capper? He's a flipping creationist!

Oh, sure, he's trying to address the AIDS issues in Africa...with abstinence-only programs, a methodology with a proven track record of failure. What makes matters worse, is that Warren's key man in Uganda is a condom burning lunatic.

These should be enough red flags to keep this crazed loon away from the president.

 Certainly, he 'wants what's good for everybody', but only if it passes his relusional filter.

Sign this petition now, and let your voices be heard.

Till the next post, then.

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1 comment:

sunnyskeptic said...

Warren is, for sure, an awful choice. That is part of the reason Minnesota Atheists joined the Newdow lawsuit... We've all had enough!!! :)