Here we go again. America preaches hate best through religion thanks to our good with god preachers. Our ever-loving, ever-accepting clergy seems to have a problem following the supposed teachings of Jesus. Here’s Pastor Jones’ latest effigy of our beloved President Obama. It was his classy, fundamentalist inspired response to the President’s endorsement of gay marriage.
In another tolerant-filled rant against homosexuality, North Carolina’s Pastor Charles Worley claimed homosexuals should be imprisoned and killed. Said church member Geneva Sims: “He had every right to say what he said about putting them in a pen and giving them food. The Bible says they are worthy of death. He is preaching God’s word.” Crazy much, lady? The fact this woman is allowed to vote is terrifying.
Religion is far more influential and predominant in the USA than it is in Europe. Especially as income inequality increases, so does the frequency of prayer. This is exactly the type of trend a presidential candidate, who has proclaimed his own identity is based on Mormonism, would benefit from. Willard Romney hopes as education is less valued (and defunded like crazy) and mystical fantasy becomes more mainstream, people find him more appealing.
If you feel his faith isn’t going to influence his presidential decisions, you’re dead wrong. The Mormon Church has clearly shaped who Willard is, how he will act . Dozens of the candidate’s friends, fellow church members and relatives describe a man whose faith is his design for living. The church is by no means his only influence, and its impact cannot be fully untangled from that of his family, which is also steeped in Mormonism. But being a Latter-day Saint is “at the center of who he really is, if you scrape everything else off,” said Randy Sorensen, who worshiped with Mr. Romney in church.
He also believes (or believed previously) that there is no place in his Cabinet for a Muslim. Who knows if he’ll shake the Etch-a-Sketch on that previous proclamation.
If only a president didn’t have to believe in a sky daddy we could advance this society scientifically and ethically. I’m convinced religion is mainly used as a catalyst for hate and to discourage scientific progress. Perhaps I’m wrong, but looking at small-town American religious fundamentalists fills me with confidence I am right.