Friday, July 13, 2007


Surrounded On All Fronts

This past Wednesday, in a historic occurrence, a Hindu man was invited to give the morning invocation at the U.S. Senate for the first time in the nation's history. Of course, as with most historical occurrences that celebrate the borderless brotherhood that lies at the core of American values, someone had to take a big steaming shit over the event.

The three protesters, who all belong to the Christian Right anti-abortion group Operation Save America, and who apparently traveled to Washington all the way from North Carolina, interrupted by loudly asking for God's forgiveness for allowing the false prayer of a Hindu in the Senate chamber.

"Lord Jesus, forgive us father for allowing a prayer of the wicked, which is an abomination in your sight," the first protester began.

"This is an abomination," he continued. "We shall have no other gods before You."

Of course, there's video. The man just gets his mouth open, and in the minds of the harassers, it's like all the blasphemies of Hell has issued forth. Probably because, in their minds, they just did. The reason religious fundamentalists keep talking about their faith being constantly under assault by overwhelming forces is because they view everything that is not 100% USDA-quality One True Faith as obviously anathema. You become convinced that you're surrounded by enemies when you see everyone who isn't you as an enemy.

So, next time some member of the Christian right tells you about how the noble faith is under assault by those wily secularists, show him this video. Then kick him in the goolies if he still refuses to get it.

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