Archive for September, 2011

Palin’s Utter Lack of Irony

In a Fox News interview, Sarah Palin actually criticized the media for turning the Republican presidential race into a reality TV show. She also accuses the media of not vetting the candidates well enough. She’s right, of course — that’s exactly what the major media does with campaigns and most journalists don’t do their job in truly vetting what is important about candidates. But this being said by a woman who was put on a presidential ticket with almost no one, including McCain, knowing anything about her? By a woman who quit her job as governor to literally do a reality TV show? You can’t write a joke that funny. She also said this: Read more

The Man Obama Has Become

I’ll give you three guesses who said this about President Bush: We don’t expect the President to give the American people every detail about a classified surveillance program. But we do expect him to place such a program within the rule of law, and to allow members of the other two coequal branches of government – Congress and the Judiciary – to have the ability to monitor and oversee such a program. Our Constitution and our right to privacy as Americans require as much. Read more

Joyner: Founding Fathers Were Dominionists

Attention, Chris Rodda. Wingnut preacher Rick Joyner says the founding fathers themselves were dominionists: To a large degree our nation, America, was built on or by those whole held to dominion theology. Most of the Founding Fathers were devoted Christians, this is really you would have to call them dominionists. Now it drove them to try to build and establish a government that was built on biblical principles because they really thought they were building the Kingdom of God here. Funny, the wingnuts of that day were convinced that the Constitution was an ungodly document that would bring down the wrath of God on the nation.

Separation of Church and State is Not “Anti-God”

The White House has new website where you can set up petitions to tell the administration what you would like them to do or change and some of the items receiving the most signatures involve the separation of church and state. And the Christian Post is quite unhappy about that. A petition created on Sept. 22 by “Dimitar T,” entitled “Edit the Pledge of Allegiance to remove the phrase ‘Under God,’” has attracted more than 13,000 votes and is the fourth most popular petition on the White House’s “We the People” website. The peition claims, “The Pledge of Allegiance is said every day in schools across America. It is a government sanctioned speech, and should remain neutral in matters of religion. In its current state, it supports the existence of God, which goes against several religions, and supports others. This bias should not be supported by the country according to the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.” Read more

Roy Moore’s Religious Bigotry

Wingnut extraordinaire Judge Roy Moore may be even more crazy than I originally thought. From the ReligionLaw listserv comes this story from Prof. Paul Finkelman: When I was the main expert in the Ten Commandments monument case in Alabama (Glassroth v. Moore), Chief Justice Roy Moore said that the Ten Commandments monument could not offend any religion because all religions believe in the Ten Commandments. When asked about Hindus or Buddhists he said “they are not real religions so they are not protected by the First Amendment.” The man who said that was actually elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.