Thursday, August 24, 2006

Crazy Bible Thumpers

Can you imagine what the reaction would be in any civilized country if a political candidate said this:

We have to have the faithful in government and over time, that lie we have been told, the separation of church and state, people have internalized, thinking that they needed to avoid politics and that is so wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers.

Well, that's Katherine Harris (of Bush v. Gore fame) in a recent interview.

And while plenty of politicians in Canada are opposed to gay rights, very few would ever tout their opposition as a strength:

Civil rights have to do with individual rights and I don't think they apply to the gay issues. I have not supported gay marriage and I do not support any civil rights actions with regard to homosexuality.

Um - what part of individual rights for gay people doesn't she get? If individual rights as applied to groups aren't civil rights, then you can replace "gay" with "black" or "latino."

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