Yesterday, Family Research Center president Tony Perkins got on the air with Mike Huckabee idol James Robison to complain that religious freedom in America is ruining politics and pissing off the Skydude. According to guys who claim to speak for God, the big guy is passing a great judgment on America for democratically electing leaders who are not righteous enough.
Here's a newsflash, dude: you live in America; a land where one's religion or lack thereof isn't supposed to matter, a land where the state shall establish no religion. The USA is a place where the founders were so concerned about Church of England asshats that they wrote religious freedom into the Constitution and established Muslims as respectable in the first international treaty ever signed by the new nation. The Treaty of Tripoli also stated clearly that the United States was " not in any sense founded on the Christian religion".
The U.S. was and is a free country, and if these FRC and AFA idiots long for living in a Christocracy, maybe it is they who should be forced to change or leave. Nigeria, Uganda, and Ethiopia are among the countries that would welcome these folks with open arms. I know, I know, there's all those black people, but they sure like burning witches and gays, so the pigmentation thing won't be as big of an issue.
I know I'm not the only one who is dog tired of treasonous religious freaks trying to undermine liberty and institute a theocratic regime. Make no mistake, religious fundamentalism is based in submission and fear, where the strong rule over the weak, where the self-declared rule over the enslaved. Theocracy is the arch nemesis of democracy, and if we fight against it overseas, we should focus closer to home lest it be instituted in a nation in which most of my family and friends reside.
When at a loss for words due to the level of lividness that morons like Perkins inspire, I find it's often good to turn to the words of someone wiser than myself. In this instance, the words of the fourth U.S. president and father of the Constitution, James Madison, come to mind:
"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise."
"During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution."