Fugitives from Fundamentalism

The Musings of Adult Missionary Kids (MKs) & Former Born-Again Believers

The Sky is Falling!

Posted by Clamence/The Chaplain on June 7, 2009

Yesterday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee spoke at an event titled, “Rediscovering God in America.” [You know, because God got lost there for awhile when Republicans stopped winning elections.] Here is a news report on the event: Huckabee, Gingrich urge political engagement in Va. Beach As usual, when Republicans try to act like moral, religious folk, crazy things were said. One of my favorite quotes comes from Newt [the man, not the animal], “I think this is one of the most critical moments in American history. We are living in a period where we are surrounded by paganism.” Of course, Newt has no clue what paganism is, but it sure sounds un-Christian-like! Some other noteworthy craziness came from Huckabee who said, in response to the idea that the U.S. is a nation just like any other, “The notion that we are just one of many among equals is nonsense. The United States is a “blessed” nation.” The journalist who reported on this event [poor bastard] informs us of Huckabee’s further descent into supernatural and superstitious madness by relating Huckabee’s belief that

American revolutionaries’ defeat of the British empire [was] “a miracle from God’s hand.” The same kind of miracle, he said, led California voters to approve Proposition 8, which overturned a state law legalizing same-sex marriages.

Yup. Maybe Huckabee could help the South pass a few propositions to reinstate slavery! Apparently, neither one of these guys did well in Civics class; the U.S. is not a theocracy and States’ rights should not be used as an excuse to deny human rights.

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