September 5, 2015 by Chris Kite
Our right wing extremist politicians are lamenting the poor Christians in America and telling us that the assault on Christianity must stop. The crazy county clerk in Kentucky that has been married multiple times but refuses to issue marriage licenses brought religious nut job Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee to claim that our country has now criminalized Christianity. Which, or course, is just crazy.
But the primary message to me, is that a group of people that claim to be good Christians have used their religion to justify hatred, bigotry, and even violence. The Ku Klux Klan anybody? They use Christianity as their basis for white superiority. They used Christianity to justify discrimination, oppression, violence, and murder. Kim Davis is no different. Perhaps she’s a little better because she doesn’t seem to be advocating the violence and murder. Just the discrimination and oppression. But she is warping religion into a culture of hatred and bigotry.
Meanwhile, in Washington State, someone burned down a Planned Parenthood clinic. We don’t have a suspect in custody yet. But you can bet it is some right wing religious nut job that thinks it is okay to burn down a clinic because “abortion is murder.”
Both of these issues have been ruled on by the Supreme Court. They find abortion and gay marriage to be Constitutional. They determine the Constitutionality of laws. Not the bible. Not religious nut jobs. Not right wing extremists. Not Kim Davis. Not Mike Huckabee. Not me. Not you.
But these folks claim to be good Christians. And they are most certainly helping to drive people further from religion with there hatred, there bigotry, and their warped thinking.