Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Government and Religion - Perfect Together

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," where we are pretty doggoned tired of watching politicians pander to evangelicals. Stop the country. I want to get out.

Front page news this morning: "Obama unveils his faith-based initiative."

Oh yes, the Democratic candidate for president is all in favor of funneling federal dollars into church coffers for the cause of social justice.

Gongggg! We at "The Gods Are Bored" do not approve of faith-based initiatives. If we weren't bombing other countries into the Stone Age, we'd have money aplenty for federal, non-affiliated soup kitchens. Make soup, not war.

The Democratic candidate for president differs from the sitting president only in the way the faith-based initiatives would run. Hiring would have to be done blind, with no questions asked about the applicant's faith.

Gonggggg! The evangelicals do not approve, because the whole basis of faith-based initiatives is that they can hire their own and quietly proselytize as they ladel out their Campell's.

I'm asking myself how the Democratic candidate for president would police the faith-based initiatives in order to assure that hiring is fair. What do you think will happen when someone goes to the Southern Baptist Outreach Federal Soup Kitchen on a job interview, attired in a cape and a Pentagram?

My guess is that the candidate will be deemed lacking in the proper qualifications for the job.

I further predict that the Democratic presidential candidate will get fewer Christian Right votes than would the dessicated corpse of Warren G. Harding. So why is he bothering to court this group? Do they really outnumber the rest of us?

If so, please tell me now so that I can get my passport updated. This ball is rolling downhill, wrapped in the U.S. Constitution.

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9 Comments:

At July 02, 2008 , Blogger sageweb said...

I am with you on this...it totally sucks. What is he thinking?

 
At July 02, 2008 , OpenID dmiley said...

My doubts have risen about this guy. What's next, a retreat on reproductive choice?

 
At July 02, 2008 , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

he's not thinking..one of his asshole aides said we need to get them republican angelican votes over to our side boss, and so that's they're bright idea..them asswipes..
i applied for a job at baylor university(largest baptist university in usa) for a libraians asst. I answered all the questions except one..when they asked me if i had answered all of the questions i said no, i didn't answer the one that asked me my religion..every head in there snapped to me..she said why?..i said well, first of all it's against the law to ask me my religion and second of all it's none of your fucking business(figuring i wasn't going to get the job if i had put in pagan anyhow)...she smilled and said..i don't think we'll be calling you back for an interview...I said.."thank the Goddess for small favors."...

 
At July 02, 2008 , Blogger Anne Johnson said...

Granny made Anne laugh!

 
At July 02, 2008 , Blogger Hecate said...

Better than McCain, better than McCain, better than McCain . . . .

I just keep repeating.

You going to BS this summer/fall?

 
At July 02, 2008 , Blogger THE Michael said...

We all could have voted in Nader, but Noooooooooo, we don't vote for technocrats, noooooooooo, we want pretty boys who make promises.........sheesh.......

 
At July 03, 2008 , Blogger Livia Indica said...

Yeah, I admit, I was almost feeling sorta okay about Obama an now this. I'm sorely tempted to just abstain this time.

 
At July 03, 2008 , Blogger wordwitch said...

The whole govt. needs to be reamed out and redone - nothing good is going to come out of an already soiled nest, no matter how pristine the egg.

 
At July 03, 2008 , Blogger Firehawk said...

We get it Senator, your a man of faith and there is nothing wrong with that but stop chasing after votes that won't break your way.

Although evangelist leaders are worried that some of their flock might vote for him, which would be funny.

 

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