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March 17, 2008

2008 batshit-crazy preacher endorsement watch: Republicans, 2; Democrats, 1

Filed under: politics, religion — Tags: , , , , , — akcb @ 11:40 pm

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See, this is the kind of shit that happens when we have a very real but rarely-talked-about religious litmus test for public office in this country.

McCain’s in the lead with endorsements from two Christofacist idiots.

Barack Obama’s jittles are in a wringer over controversial statements made by his preacher. This, from what I can discern in the librul media, is much more damning, since Obama has been attending this particular church for twenty years (at least when he wasn’t attending radical Muslim bombing classes as part of his training to lead America’s Biggest Sleeper Cell) whereas McCain only began courting batshit-crazy preachers for endorsments when he realized if he wanted to be president he’d have to cast aside all his principles and get jiggy with the Jeebus-freaks who comprise much of the Republican base. (Google news story count for a “‘barack obama’ ‘jeremiah wright'” : 1869)

  • Jeremiah Wright Jr.: “The government gives them [blacks] the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strikes law and then wants us to sing ‘God bless America.’ No, no, no, not ‘God bless America.’ God damn America.”

And just for fun, from one of my favorite movies, “The Contender”

And, Mr. Chairman, I stand for the separation of Church and State, and the reason that I stand for that is the same reason that I believe our forefathers did. It is not there to protect religion from the grasp of government but to protect our government from the grasp of religious fanaticism.

Now, I may be an atheist, but that does not mean I do not go to church. I do go to church. The church I go to is the one that emancipated the slaves and gave women the right to vote. It gave us every freedom that we hold dear. My church is this very Chapel of Democracy that we sit in together, and I do not need God to tell me what are my moral absolutes. I need my heart, my brain, and this church.”

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    2 Comments »

    1. Go Hillary. No crazy preachers in her camp, by God!

      Comment by 1dumblonde — March 17, 2008 @ 11:46 pm

    2. 1dumblonde-

      Just loony former Vice Presidential Candidates.

      Wouldn’t it be great if the media just focused on what THE CANDIDATES THEMSELVES had to say? Too much to ask, I guess.

      Comment by How Insane Is John McCain? — March 18, 2008 @ 1:16 am


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