I am not a particularly angry atheist. I am just a rather well informed one but surely SURELY you guys have realised that the man giving this invocation is a horrific and backwards individual who is trying to take your nation back to the days when people couldn’t fly!
This man has misrepresented his own nation (Pop Quiz here, the nation that the USA broke away from is the Oldest Nation – The United Kingdom had a constitution before 1776.) And yes while the USA is the second oldest nation on earth, it has more to do with isolationism than anything else. And age has nothing to do with it, the oldest nation a few years ago was the Kingdom of Nepal and that was a backwards kingdom for most of it’s existence, while Sweden is a relatively enlightened socialist nation despite being young.
He shows no grasp of history, remembering Iwo Jima after WW2, and Vietnam as if were a war for freedom. His implication that the USA should return to the original document of the constitution is daft. All constitutions are living documents, only a fundie would believe that old rules must be unchanged and blindly followed. This man has just stated that the civil rights movement and suffrage were “of no consequence” and against the founding father’s vision for the nation.
Probably, but screw them. They were born in the 17th century. They would think we are wizards, and we have grown further than they did. Oh they were remarkable men, Jefferson and Franklin were extremely progressive for the time period, but they were still keeping slaves and treated black people like cattle. America has grown since then, people don’t seem to realise how nice the nation really is instead wishing to go back to a time when people would apply leeches to their skin.
Europe laughs at americans because your politicians seriously think that Gay Marriage is a bigger issue than say… any other issue on the board. You have a problem with crime, a lack of social mobility, a terrible education system failed by the performance related incentive thus punishing inner city schools in a downward spiral. You have high unemployment and job skill dearths that are not covered by local candidates. You have a national problem with drug usage. You have a war. You have no healthcare system worth speaking of and you have a problem with people who cannot tell the difference between a personal faith and freedom of belief. There is an obesity epidemic in kids as well as adults too.
And in this there are politicians seriously worrying about what homosexual adults are upto in the privacy of their own bedrooms? Obviously people need to straighten out the priorities. Literally everything else is more important than stopping gays from getting married because you think it is icky.
Stay Classy Minessota.