Saturday, November 7, 2015

About that Anti-Gay Thing Some GOP Candidates Were Doing?

I sort of had wondered if any of them might have realized that the content at this particular Religious Right whang-dang-doodle would have been de trop for a general election, and maybe tried to frogman their way out of it--and if so, the closest to a possible remote mainstream chance, Ted Cruz, coulda, woulda, shoulda, got on that particular train. Well, he didn't try to take his Ivy League education and walk off that stage.

So, um, good for him and his committed values?

But frankly, as covered by Right Wing Watch, this thing was absurdly hateful. ("Sitting in cowshit hateful" might be my new metric of hateful as a very hateful thing.) Huckabee, Jindal, and Cruz, all laid out their theocratic bona fides without the least concern that anyone might find this problematic at all.

I don't think I'm alone in finding this coziness with the kinds of people who want to stone gays and adulterers literally because they find this punishment in an Iron Age collection of Bronze Age just-so stories really disturbing.

Their faith isn't my litmus test--it's their intentions. I think they have bad intent towards people who do not believe as they do. And I find it chilling.

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