|Grow Up, America!
||[Nov. 21st, 2008|10:25 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
“The main point of the marquee is to cause Christians to understand he's not a Christian. They call and tell me he’s not a Muslim he's a Christian. That's not the point. The point is he's not a Christian.”
Despite the fact that Article VI, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states, "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States," people are still going crazy over this rumor, as evidenced by the above. Granted, they're a nutbag minority, but still. It's heartening that residents of Wichita, Kansas, including, presumably, some of Pastor Holick's congregation members at the Spirit One Christian Center, have been calling to correct what the sign says. It's less heartening that Pastor Holick refuses to let the facts get in the way of his partisan bigotry and hatred.
You know who we have to thank for all this, by the way? Our next Secretary of State. The rumors about Obama being a secret Muslim didn't come from the Republicans. They were started by the Clinton campaign during the lead-up to the primaries. The one about Obama attending a radical madrasah during his childhood years in Indonesia? That came from the Clinton camp. So did the picture of Obama in traditional African garb, intended to scare people into thinking he had a dynamite belt hidden beneath his dashiki.
Remember those scenes in just about every mad scientist movie where the scientist has a moment of guilt-wracked clarity and asks, "My God, what have I done?" I'm not expecting any such moment from Secretary Clinton.