Monday, March 06, 2006

This Month in God

First, just to catch up a bit, newest Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito displayed last week just how in-synch he is with Mullah James Dobson of Focus on the Family. Or, rather, James Dobson decided to display his close connections to power, releasing to the public a letter that Alito had written him, which thanked Dobson for helping Alito get his seat on the High Court: "This is just a short note to express my heartfelt thanks to you and the entire staff of Focus on the Family for your help and support during the past few challenging months." Alito needed to show how pious he is; Dobson needed to show how powerful HE is. The rest of us can hide and cogitate on the momentous convergence of Divine Right and the application of public law.

Second, Missouri state legislators evidently are considering a bill that would name Christianity the state's official "majority" religion. According to this writer, "people who write bills like this aren't trying to make law. Their intent is to further the right's narrative that Christians are a persecuted minority under siege. They want to guarantee that the good folks at the Anti-defamation league, the ACLU and Americans United fight to have their silly legislation overturned, proving that those civil rights groups have an anti-Christian agenda."

Pious hypocrisy is just like potato chips ... can't stop eating it ... except it leaves more grease on your hands.

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