This idiot fundie ran for Governor of the state of TN. This represents everything that is evil to us atheists. It's at the very heart of what we feel is wrong with the world. The fact that this mouth breather had the balls to run this bewel she-ut on the air waves, and actually say what he says, gives me a sense of dread and foreboding that I can't amply convey. I know one thing, this stands for everything we atheists are fighting against. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Zach Wamp. Congressman, Gubernatorial candidate and MORON!
Well you were warned!
Oh yeah, he was thankfully beaten in the primary!
The real dread and foreboding is not him, per se, but the large number of right wing candidates running on this platform, and the even larger number of supporters they have: right wing evangelical Republicans, Tea Baggers, etc. He may be sincere, or just another lying politician trolling for votes from the uneducated, bible thumping, tambourine bangers.
And, there's nothing new about the lie he is spreading. He's mouthing the same message as a number of others of his ilk. The Texas School Board excising Thomas Jefferson from its curricula, and replacing him with Jerry Falwell. The verbal dribbling diarrhea of Sara Palin. The talking heads (actually, screaming skulls) of Faux News. Anything out of the mouths of Newt Gingrich, Glenn Beck, or Mike Huckabee.
While this clown may have been defeated, the control of 1/3 of the US Government (Congress), along with State Governors, state legislatures, and local school boards, will be decided this November.
The lie of the US being a Christian nation has been actively spread for a number of years now. Unfortunately that simplistic populist lie, coupled with the racist backlash of having a black president, along with tough economic times, is mobilizing those who look for simplistic and emotional, rather than rational, solutions to the problems we are facing. Americans really are no smarter than the German people of 1930.
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Attributed to Sinclair Lewis (Not his actual quote, but I still like it).