Saturday, November 19, 2011

"How can I trust you with power if you don't pray?"

Newt Gingrich finally gets his five inches of fame on TrueBlueLiberal dot org while he's basking in his Warholian fifteen minutes at the top of the GOP Presidential polls. The short video here from which the quote in the post title was taken comes from a month ago in Las Vegas

But I was prompted to run this video now because of a disgusting spectacle this evening called the Thanksgiving Family Forum hosted by Frank Luntz and attended by all the non-Mormon GOP candidates (I don't know if Huntsman and Romney were disqualified by their non-traditional form of Christianity, or if they just saw this as a trap that would force candidates to express their batshit craziest ideas before a rabid audience whose biggest cheers were for banning gay marriage and nuking Iran). The intolerant ideas expressed by Gingrich last month were only the starting point tonight in the general agreement of Santorum, Gingrich, Bachmann, Cain, Paul, and Rick Perry that Jesus Christ was their true leader. It made me immediately change my profile on Twitter so that the first word of description after my name is "Atheist". Those of us who aren't using myths to guide our lives need to come out of the closet. This is a secular nation, but it's under attack by Christianist extremists who want to enshrine their religious beliefs in the laws that govern the rest of us.
If we let our fellow citizens know that we can live our lives without following Jesus or Zeus or Thor, it may be that sometime in our lifetimes, we'll even see an openly rational President living in the White House.

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