Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Roy Moore was thrashed in the Republican primary for governor of Alabama, as expected. With 97% of the precincts reporting, Bob Riley was leading 67-33. Here’s my favorite quote, from an MSNBC article:

Riley said voters saw state government has changed while he has been in office. “People appreciated the difference in the level of corruption we had in the past and the corruption we don’t have today,” he said. His challenger, Moore, said: “God’s will has been done.”

If I were you, Roy, I’d be a little pissed off about this. I mean, you stood up for the Big Guy for years, and it’s his will that you get a Jerry Quarry-level beating like this? You put up His commandments in your courtroom, you even lost your job for this guy, and this is how he treats you? I don’t know how to tell you this, Roy, but I think you’re in an abusive relationship. Is there somewhere you can go, maybe a relative’s house or something?

Comments

  1. #1 Mark Paris
    June 7, 2006

    Moore and his Moore-ons can saying nothing else. God doesn’t like them, and neither do Alabamians. It gives me hope for the country that even in Alabama the christian taliban can’t win an election.

  2. #2 Left_Wing_Fox
    June 7, 2006

    Well, Moore managed to beat the crazification factor by about 6%. I guess that’s something. ;)

  3. #3 afarensis
    June 7, 2006

    Perhaps a government program for fundies in an abusive relationship with the Big Guy?

  4. #4 REBoho
    June 7, 2006

    It’s just skygod’s way of telling Roy he should run as an independent.

  5. #5 chrisberez
    June 7, 2006

    I don’t know how to tell you this, Roy, but I think you’re in an abusive relationship.

    That’s a great line. It really made me laugh.

  6. #6 natural cynic
    June 7, 2006

    Don’t feel sorry for Moore yet. Wait for the boils and a few deaths in the family to show how the big guy really has it in for him. Just ask Job.

  7. #7 Raging Bee
    June 8, 2006

    Perhaps a government program for fundies in an abusive relationship with the Big Guy?

    Sure, put ‘em all in a “witless protection” program, change their names, and hide them under a rock (or at least a fig leaf) forever. If God won’t find them, it’s a sure bet we won’t either, and that’s fine with me.

    But how would we deal with their trauma? Field trips to Stonehenge? Regular skyclad Wiccan rituals every full moon?

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