Monday, December 21, 2009
Religious Right & Wrong
What is it about the Religious Right element within the Republican Party that feels compelled to seethe such meanness of spirit? The rhetoric from such people seems quite in contrast to Judo-Christian spirit.
A classic example was a sad display Sunday afternoon, just nine hours before the scheduled 1 a.m. vote critical to the Senate’s Health Care Reform bill, Republican Senator Tom Coburn (Okla.) went to the Senate floor and proposed a prayer. "What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can't make the vote tonight. That's what they ought to pray."
Do we really need leaders that mix the darkest sides of human nature with religion and then insert it into how we govern ourselves as a nation? I find this kind of thing sickening.