B.T. Murtagh, author of QuarkScrew posted this video a while ago. He found it via girldujour. I thought it was just brilliant, and since my husband is a huge fan of The West Wing I simply had to post it here too.
Watch President Bartlet eloquently, and with keen authority, put a smug, religious talk show host in her place. As B.T. also points out, if you don’t understand the crab puff reference in the end, please see Leviticus 11:10 and Deuteronomy 14:10.
[…] McCain has said he wants to push for a Bush Administration proposal to allow faith-based organizations to make employment decisions based on religion even when using federal funding.
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On the one hand, Christian Conservatives want to deny Federal funding to organizations like Planned Parenthood or have the government forbid them to perform perfectly legal procedures if they receive Federal funding, simply because said procedures violate their religious principles. In other words, because they don’t like what Planned Parenthood does.
On the other hand, Christian Conservatives want the government to allow faith-based organizations to violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of l964 by practicing religious discrimination, even when said organizations also receive Federal funding. You know, because they like what these folks do.
We all pay Federal taxes, so we all contribute to anything that is Federally funded. That’s precisely why these wingnuts don’t want places like Planned Parenthood to receive any Federal funding – they don’t want their tax dollars being used to support something that violates their principles. But they’re perfectly fine with using my tax dollars to support something that violates my principles.
Talk about wanting to eat your cake and have it. Good grief! It seems “inconsistency” is the watchword of the modern American right.
These people want to rule the world with their Bibles. And they don’t even have the good sense to know they ought to be ashamed of that.
Following a recent discussion elsewhere on this blog, I feel it necessary to clarify my feelings about something.
If I state that a specific behavior or mindset is down to religious beliefs, I am not necessarily saying that it’s bad — just that it is what it is.
When adherents of said religions protest and insist that it has nothing to do with religion or faith, they undermine their own principles — their own god(s).