Ridiculous. Just last week there was an argument many of you may have seen by S.E. Cupp claiming that atheists would find a warm and welcoming home in the Republican party.
I laughed. It was so obscenely dishonest that it stuck in my head for days afterwards.
The substance of the argument itself, which I wont repeat for the sake of brevity, was so wildly inaccurate I began to imagine that there was some other parallel universe where Republicans welcomed people with different opinions and respected the great melting pot of ethnicities, religions and ideologies in America.
I knew that it was just illusory, this vision of a Grand Old Party that was truly grand and inclusive, but I thought that would be a fantastic change of pace. Instead, the only Republican politicos to make the news are the crazy people (Cliven Bundy), shameless self serving incompetents (Ted Cruz) and fear mongering bigots (Jody Hice, et al).
Sure, sometimes they multitask and do all three at once but when, in the history of the union since the death of Abraham Lincoln, has the Republican party been welcoming to atheists or anybody else for that matter that disagreed with them on much of anything?
This sad story is just more of the same madness. I don't hate Christians or Christianity. I despise those people who have hijacked the church (which by most accounts should be a place of universal good-will) and turned it into an urban assault vehicle.
Which brings me to this loonie: Apparently Mr Jody Hice here thinks that the government shouldn't include non-Christian perspectives and should do everything they can to prevent contribution by or inclusion of atheists.
He made this statement on TBN, the Trinity Broadcast Network... one of the worst pits of charlatan vipers on planet earth. They regularly feature an infamous rogue's gallery of fraudsters and charlatans from Benny Hinn (seriously watch that lying bastard rip off and pretend to "heal" sick and dying kids) all the way to Prosperity Doctrine huckster Mike Murdock.
Take a read. He also apparently doesn't like muslims doing the same thing the christians are doine or homosexuals just being left the hell alone. Big shocker there, right?