Monday, December 12, 2011

The "War" on Faith

"In that campaign ad, released on Wednesday, Mr. Perry says “you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday” to know it is wrong that gay men and lesbians openly serve in the military at a time when there is no organized prayer in public schools."


This is what it has come to?

A presidential candidate is behind in the polls, not coincidentally because he has been exposed as a slow witted, useful idiot for campaign contributors who need lucrative favors, and his people (including his gay top aide) release a campaign ad that demeans gays while suggesting liberals are waging a war on Christianity.

That his campaign would do such a thing is twisted enough, but that it might have a chance at succeeding with the mythological "GOP base" is more twisted yet.

You know that politics involves hypocrisy, but this is the sort of move that assumes that potential supporters are morons. Do we want a country run by people who think the populace are easily manipulated dunces? And what kind of gay person would work for a guy with such an odious and cynical world view?

There is no war on Christianity, there is a Constitutionally mandated responsibility to keep church and state separate, as the Founding Fathers intended.

To suggest otherwise is to show contempt for our Constitution, for our national ideals.

Read more:     Anti-Gay Ad Divisive Even to Own Staff     NY Times