LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country where “religious” leaders are shitting bricks at the thought of a Democratic controlled government ending the decades long abuse of their very undeserved tax exempt status, for declaring to their various congregations who “God” wants them to vote for. 

This egregious violation of the law has gone unpunished for so long that they have come to feel it is their right. This is evidenced by several of the most audacious “mega pastors” such as Pat Robertson, Joel Osteen and Robert Jeffress openly declaring from the pulpit that “God” told them “He” wants Donald Trump to be president…. and they do it with a straight face! Robertson has even gone so far as to declare that the pornographic photos of Herr Drumpf’s third wife are nothing more than “art” showing the quality of “God’s” work. No shit. That’s what he said.

If you close your eyes and listen carefully you can hear the fingers of the “Religious Right” screeching across the blackboard as they try and cling to the good old days when America was in their minds great and religion was the force that held our country together. Unfortunately for them, the world is changing. Numbers don’t lie, unlike Republicans and their supporters, and they tell us that religion in this country is losing “believers” at a rapidly increasing rate. The unadulterated avarice exhibited by the lavish lifestyles of the “mega pastors” is taking its toll and that has to happen when you preach one thing and practice another.

It is time for those who claim so ardently to “love” the Constitution, to learn first hand what the separation of church and state, a concept which is also contained in another tome they so ardently claim to “love” — the Bible, “Give unto Caesar, etc.” — actually means on a practical and personal level, i.e. the pocketbook. If you want to bring politics to the pulpit, you have to pay taxes to play.

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Nancy Kaplan


Retired Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, news junky, progressive