Friday, August 22, 2008

Church and State


My only opinion on the Rick Warren Church debate/interrogation/evaluation/whatever of McCain and Obama is that the entire exercise sickened me. Could we, as a nation, bend over any more to appease and encourage manipulative religious wingnut wackaloon fundies who want to make the USA a Christian state? As an aside, I did find it amusing (and totally unsurprising) that the 'moral party' candidate cheated by not staying in his 'cone of silence'. But anyway.

I'm impressed that at least one mainstream-media-person had the guts to write the truth about it (h/t Onegoodmove). Here's Kathleen Parker in the Washington Post:

At the risk of heresy, let it be said that setting up the two presidential candidates for religious interrogation by an evangelical minister -- no matter how beloved -- is supremely wrong.

It is also un-American.

The winner, of course, was Warren, who has managed to position himself as political arbiter in a nation founded on the separation of church and state.

The loser was America.


This is about higher principles that are compromised every time we pretend we're not applying a religious test when we're really applying a religious test.


Thank you Kathleen Parker.

Entire article here.


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