I’m pretty sure the marriage these folks want to defend is the arranged marriage of Jesus and neoconservatism.

December 7, 2007 at 1:06 pm (politics) (, )

Over at Salon, there’s a righteous article up by Joe Conason about the flat-out religious bigotry so cheerfully espoused by the current Republican front-runners (Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee).

Distasteful as all the Bible thumping and ostentatious piety of the Republican presidential aspirants certainly are, the time may have come to address their religious pretensions directly, instead of turning away in mild disgust. For the truth is that no matter how often candidates like Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee promise to uphold the Constitution and protect religious freedom, they are clearly seeking to impose the restrictive tests of faith that the nation’s founders abhorred.

Fuck yes.

Read the whole thing.



  1. jonolan said,

    While I normally think Salon is a horrible source for information – it being one long series of Leftist, Socialist OpEd propaganda – I have to agree with the core of their article. We (the US) are at a point when we have to stand up and remind the govt. that there’s supposed to be freedom of (and from) religion in our country.

  2. Daisy said,

    You know that I’m basically a socialist, right? : )

    I’m glad we can agree about the substance of the article. It’s really out of control.

  3. jonolan said,

    Yep, and I’m an old-school conservative capitalist. It should scare a lot of people when two diametrically opposed viewpoints agree on an issue.

  4. Daisy said,

    It scares me a little. In a good way, though — things may be a mess, but if the leftest of the left and the rightest of the right can agree, maybe we can actually change something. Someday. Maybe.

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