Anyone who reads the Worldnutdaily, as I do every day, knows that one of the key elements of their business model is the creation of fake “news reports” that are really just ads for books that they’re selling. The standard way to do this is to ask the author of a book they’re selling to comment on the controversy du jour, then putting up an article with their quotes that is really just an advertisement for the book itself. Call them adverticles. This one is a perfect example, but it elicits this rather baffling statement from weapons grade dumbass Ray Comfort:
He said this is evidence of a nation abandoning the Bible as its moral guide.
“It has no rudder in the stormy sea of human opinion, so it is driven by whatever wind blows the hardest. When the Bible is abandoned, the question is asked, ‘Is killing a child in the womb morally OK?’ The answer comes from those who yell the loudest. The same applies with homosexuality and other moral issues,” he said.
“Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government. …’ That becomes a weakness and not strength, when the Bible is left out of the equation,” Comfort said…
Comfort noted Thomas Jefferson’s words: “The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution.”
“I propose a small amendment to his words. They should read, ‘The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Scriptures and treats the Constitution as though it was the Word of God,’” he said.
I’ve seen that Jefferson quote used by wingnuts for years, but I’ve never seen an actual citation to any Jefferson document. Given that he believed the Constitution should be rewritten every 20 years, I tend to doubt its authenticity. But even if it were accurate, quoting Jefferson while demanding that the Bible be the guiding principle in American law is enough to destroy even the strongest irony meter.