There is far too much discussion about religion in this election. I don’t care who has the better theology, whether one is a better Christian than another, what god says about gays, vaginas or the price of oil for that matter. I don’t care what every two-bit preacher with a mail-order degree thinks. I don’t care what Obama’s pastor said once or twice in the 20 years he attended service in his church (that issue is old news and I don’t want to hear it re-hashed by Santorum).
This Country wasn’t founded on Christian beliefs, scriptures, morality, or religion, nor are the Ten Commandments the basis of all of our laws, so stop saying it. I’m sick and tired of having every speech followed with “…and God Bless the United States”. God’s not blessing anything.Just look around. Do we LOOK like we’ve been blessed? And I don’t want to hear how our kids are failing academically because we don’t let them pray out loud in mandatory prayer before math class.
What I want is a President who says what he will do to keep the government, the economy and the nation, moving in a positive direction, and in a secular way, without a prayer before every event and session of Congress. I want a secular President, like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. I want what the constitution says, freedom from religion, and no religious test for the office. This whole campaign so far has been one big religious conversation equating to a religious test, with the one who passes getting the job. Bullshit!
So if Franklin Graham says Obama is not all that Christian, but all the others are, then that clinches it for me. I’m voting for the one who is the least Christian of them all, as declared by the most obnoxious, dyed-in-the-wool Christian. I’m sure Pat Robertson, Bryan Fisher and James Dobson all agree.
And I’ll do so even though Franklin Graham speaks out of both sides of his mouth, as you can see from the video. This is why Christians are known for their hypocrisy. It’s the sine qua non of their beliefs. Without hypocrisy, they couldn’t reconcile all the contradictions in their belief system. Watch Graham try it and fail.
H/T The Ebony Mom