Friday, May 30, 2008

Why Separation of Church and State? Yet Another Example

News just broke that Barack Obama has resigned from the Trinity United Church of Christ a few days after the video above came out of that church. All I can say is good for him.

I have seen and heard some serious wack jobs speak in my time, but Father Pfleager may take the cake.

I know that religion will be a factor in this election. Yet with the issues existing in the world, and in this country, who the hell cares about what crazy, hate-filled, delusional religious leaders on either side of the political spectrum say.

Religion has made too big an entry into our politics breaking down what Jefferson wrote "a wall of separation between Church and State."

With Obama and McCain I see the zealots having less a role in either of the next administrations.

Thank God for that.


Storm said...

What that Priest said was idiotic but not anything as bad as Rev. Wright.

And Obama quits the church now? That is disingenuous at best. He should have done it a long time ago, at the very least months ago.

Storm said...

And for the record I, as a proud Catholic, do think the Priest is a total douche bag.

Patrick said...

I kinda think he was funny.

I mean...he's not wrong. Oh sure, he's wrong about why Hillary has a sense of entitlement (it has nothing to do with the color of anyone's skin) and he certainly didn't do Obama any favors...but Hillary started off acting like the nomination was hers by divine right and has become increasingly agitated as the rest of the country didn't really fall in line.