Obama is more of a Christian than Glenn Beck.

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 @ 12:34 pm | Christian Right, Clueless Conservatives

Ways to kill a room full of babbling rightwingers saying Obama isn’t Christian: Point out that Glenn Beck’s Mormon Space-Jesus-who-hung-out-with-Jewish-Indians-as-told-by-con-man-Joseph-Smith is barely “Christian” itself.

Mormons are about as goofy as Scientologists, it’s just that they aren’t running an blatant scheme to get every last dollar out of your pocket. But they’re willing to work with Catholics and Protestants for causes like hating the gays and controlling wombs. So they get the pass. If you’re liberal and Christian, no matter how much more closely you may actually hew to the words of Jesus, you’re suspect. Obama doesn’t run around waving a Bible or getting into wars because God told him to, so he’d already be suspect, but add the opportunity to suspect he’s Muslim too (even if it’s via an absentee atheist father) and the rabid right simply can’t control themselves.

Sadly, what we’ve lost is respect for the Constitution here, which requires that no religious test be required for office. That shouldn’t just be a technicality, it should inform our entire understanding of public office holders. It shouldn’t matter if they’re Mormon, Scientologist, Catholic, Wiccan, Jewish, Atheist, or Muslim, or any other particular variety of creed. But our discourse is ruled by a pack of wild hyenas who babble about the Constitution out one side of their mouth while shitting all over it the second it stands in the way of their tribalist mania.

-hw

6 Responses to “Obama is more of a Christian than Glenn Beck.”

  1. Dana Says:

    Whistler’s mother’s son wrote:

    Sadly, what we’ve lost is respect for the Constitution here, which requires that no religious test be required for office. That shouldn’t just be a technicality, it should inform our entire understanding of public office holders.

    Except that you have it wrong. The Constitution specifies that the government may not impose a religious test to hold office, but the voters may use any criteria they wish to decide their votes. If someone decides that he will not vote for anyone other than Catholics, he has that right.

  2. Henry Whistler Says:

    Dana: I think if you reread my comment you can see I already anticipated yours.

  3. ladk Says:

    Yeah, you anticipated it by resorting to name calling.

  4. Henry Whistler Says:

    Good grief, somebody get ladk a Kleenex.

    Anything of substance to offer?

  5. ladk Says:

    Um well if I find any substance in that last paragraph of yours then I’ll let you know if I found any to offer as well.

  6. Henry Whistler Says:

    Can you grow up and either make a coherent point or shut up? Instead of just repeating whatever I say back to me?