Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The fat chick gets it wrong again

After eight years of ostentatious piety from a cynical cabal of creeps using religious faith as a political wedge, Barack Obama's inauguration speech made me hopeful. Well, the stuff about the economy was a downer, but it's a downer we needed to hear. But I really appreciated this line: "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers."

Of course the Christian Right shit a collective pickle over it, speaking in tongues about how you ought to be horsewhipped if you aren't filled with the love of Christ. And Kathryn Jean Lopez took predictable umbrage at the line as well. And then she went the predictable extra step of trying to shoehorn her personal religious views into the source code of this nation:
"We’re a nation not just where you are free to believe or not to believe; we’re a nation founded for Him — so we could praise Him, so we could do His will."
Wrong, Kathryn. Have another can of frosting.