Watch this news story. When you listen to the words of the CNN commentator, replace terms like “religious,” “Christian,” and “faith” with, oh let’s see, how about “African American,” Black” and if you like, the “n-word.” Or, if you don’t want to do this with race, you can do this with a religion. Replace “Christian” with “Jewish.” Or “Female” and “woman.” See how that plays. See if you can tell what is missing in this picture.
Kaye Hagan, you see, is declared in this commentary to be OK because she’s a Christian, not an Atheist as accused. The problem with this should be obvious.
All the news stations are reporting this in a similar way. Dole is getting hammered for her “false accusations” but NO ONE is saying that the ‘accusation’ of someone being an atheist should never be considered a valid insult. The idea that “you are an atheist” is a form of denigration is itself an insult to all free thinkers, and in my view, the front line reporters, commentators, and anchors who fail to note this should be called into the office to get their knuckles slapped.
Here is my solution and I hope you join me. Dole has a problem that Hagan is taking “godless money.” Here is my godless money:
Anybody who does not want this can just give me the gas, groceries, TV political ad time, whatever, for nothin. If you want “godded” money (which I guess is the opposite of godless money) you can’t get it from me because I don’t have any.
I’m telling you, if I was in North Carolina, I might just pull back my support of Democrat Hagan if she does not come out with a clear statement in this regard. A clear statement that does not, in essence, violate my rights as an American.
There was a time when “nigger” was an insult. Or to call someone a “jew” was deemed appropriate if you had certain negative feelings about them. Now it’s “atheist.”
Bill Bennett and Self Righteous Black Lady with No Sense of History or Shame: You can both get in line to kiss my ass.