Thursday, July 29, 2004

Secularize America

Oliver Willis reminds us of a shining moment in religious tolerance from Jerry Falwell, who is giving the opening invocation at the Republican National Convention.

"The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way -- all of them who have tried to secularize America -- I point the finger in their face and say, 'You helped this happen.'"

Hey, he managed to insult me and all of my friends in just one sentence!

Seriously, I disagree with the Republican platform on just about every issue.  Nevertheless, I recognize that there might be a fair number of people who are simply old-fashioned economic or social conservatives, but don't believe in hate.  Unfortunately, it becomes clearer and clearer as every day goes by that the Republican leadership, from President Bush on down, does believe in hate, and the people they hate are us.  There is no excuse for honoring a person who could say something like the above.  No excuse.

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