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Sep 28 2011

Florida’s Lt. Gov. Turns Preacher

Jennifer Carroll, the Lt. Governor of Florida, gave a speech at Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition gathering last week and appeared to be auditioning to be Pat Robertson’s next co-host on the 700 Club. She says crazy things like this:

You know the Bible says faith is believing in what is not seen, today unfortunately many in the media would like nothing better to ridicule Christians: they promote ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ they place doubt in the public’s mind that Christ was not risen and they condemn the ‘Passion of Christ,’ yet they sensationalize stories that call for the end of prayer in school and removing the name of God from our country’s pledge. Ladies and gentlemen, these are very sad times when we allow the minority to poison the minds of the majority. This is exactly what dictators and socialist rulers did.


I’m still trying to figure out what the first clause has to do with anything else she said there. There’s no connection at all. It’s just word salad.

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  1. 1
    386sx

    What? Ralph Reed still huckstertizing? Say it ain’t so!

  2. 2
    Bronze Dog

    In short, he’s complaining that a tyranny of the majority doesn’t get to declare certain criticisms to be blasphemy, and that the tyranny doesn’t get to coerce the minority into worshiping their tyrant in the sky.

  3. 3
    MyPetSlug

    That’s nice. So, in her world (which doesn’t appear to be planet Earth), “dictators and socialist rulers” allowed the free media to criticize religion, but apparently, the government censoring the media to prevent these things would not at all be dictatorial.

  4. 4
    ashleybell

    Word salad is both a necessary condition for, and inevitable result of the expression of stupid ideas.

  5. 5
    Mr Ed

    You know the Bible says faith is believing in what is not seen,

    Translation: The oppression of Christians and the decline of America sighted in the following paragraph have not been seen but we still think of them as true.

  6. 6
    Marcus Ranum

    You know the Bible says faith is believing in what is not seen

    In other words, being bonkers is good. Because believing in things you have no possible way of knowing about is a sign that you’re able to believe in really bonkers stuff.

    today unfortunately many in the media would like nothing better to ridicule Christians:

    Yeah, by saying things like “look! they are proud of how they can believe completely bonkers stuff! how bonkers is that!?”

  7. 7
    chilidog99

    “yet they sensationalize stories that call for the end of prayer in school”

    If I’m not mistaken, that ended quite some time ago.

  8. 8
    Taz

    As an atheist and staunch advocate for the separation of church and state, let me just say that “The Da Vinci Code” sucked. One of the worst pieces of crap I’ve ever read.

  9. 9
    DaveL

    As an atheist and staunch advocate for the separation of church and state, let me just say that “The Da Vinci Code” sucked. One of the worst pieces of crap I’ve ever read.

    Ever read “Digital Fortress?”

  10. 10
    Taz

    Ever read “Digital Fortress?”

    No. Are you recommending it, or suggesting it’s worse?

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