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.