Truth to Power

God dammit, quit your preachin’!

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told Hotsheet Wednesday that homosexuality is a sin and a choice.

“I believe homosexuality is a sin because I’m a Bible-believing Christian, I believe it’s a sin,” he said. “But I know that some people make that choice. That’s their choice.”

Cain was asked: “So you believe it’s a choice?”

“I believe it is a choice,” he responded.</em>

Not that anyone cares what some pizza-slingin’ bigot thinks, particularly one who has about as much business running for president as my dog, but I don’t know if I can take another year and a half of hectoring haters attempting to gobble up my tax dollars by telling me how I should live my life. And because none of this holier than me scolds actually have read the document they supposedly are running to defend, lets make sure we all understand something:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

Not going to get into the tired, already settled “discussion” about the separation of church and state, that is a non-starter. The Herman Cains and Michelle Bachmanns of this country have made a career of picking and choosing what parts of the Bible as well as American history they deign to accept as, ok, lets call it gospel, and they even have their own fraudulent “historian”, David Barton, to funnel them more bullshit to preach to the converted. This issue has been settled, regardless of the antics of the faithful. And no, Herman, you can’t discriminate against one religion by forcing them to chant an some unconstitutional oath just so you can toss more American Exceptionalism Jeebus nonsense to your close-minded, anti-American base. And by the way, if you think some pinched face Midwesterner is ever going to vote for your darkly complected ass, you’re a bigger goof than I thought. Nope, they’ll stick with Tim “Check my pulse” Pawlenty and his “Give all your money to rich people and God” economic plan or if they are really full of the spirit, the impotent Rick Santorum. (Politically impotent, at least. At seven children, I shudder to ponder his carbon footprint.)

Sad truth is, we all will have to put up with sort of queasy nonsense for another year and change as one GOP gasbag rises above the others, only to say something stupid and get bashed against the rocks of piety, with another waiting behind them to out-hate the others. They’re all frauds, hypocrites and fools, and since not a one of them can run a business successfully- it’s the economy, stupid- not a one of can bring anything to the table to defeat Obama, although I sincerely wish they could. Bachmann takes federal money, Cain ran his energy company into the ground, and on and on. So, in absence of anything remotely tangible to challenge Obama with, they’re hoping that we’re actually a nation of evangelicals, all awaiting the call to join together and defeat the forces of evil. Luckily for the majority of this country, we’re not. Sure, there is that 25% or so of the population who will always vote for the most devout sounding of the candidates, who actually respond to the dog whistles of hate pouring from these morally repugnant losers yaps, and there always will be. Thankfully they aren’t enough of them to actually elect anyone, but in forcing these marginal candidates into greater and greater signs of faith, they are keeping people from actually discussing issues that matter- such as our latest illegal war, the debt ceiling, and the coddling of the Wall Street criminal class. No, keep on talking out your ass about the “choice” of homosexuality, or toss up another draconian abortion bill, and the true believers will yip in unison, while our nation rots.

God dammit, quit your preachin’ and actually do something constructive, why dontcha? Or are you all just pander and pious masturbation, and nothing else? Our nation has never more needed someone to speak reality than it does right now. But instead we get hate-filled fairy tales.

I don’t really see this ending well, do you?


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