THIS WEEK - Barack Obama: Pandering to the Pious
Exterminator expresses outrage over Barack Obama’s “Committed Christian” flyer. Do we vote for a Democratic candidate when he or she openly panders to religious voters? OG vigorously agrees with Ex and says “no way.” But Evo thinks this is not a time for anyone to take that stand. SI and Babs, although outraged by Obama's posturing, are ambivalent about what to do.
Is Obama going to be a Faith Warrior for Christians, or is his talk just to cover his ass with Muslim-haters in America? Evo thinks it’s the latter. OG doesn’t trust Obama for a minute.
Should atheists take a long or short political view? SI puts the question to Ex. Oddly, despite being the old fart on the panel, Ex argues for long-term success, even though that will surely mean some immediate failures.
Is Babs a Southern Lady or not?
Listen to the outtakes and decide for yourself.
Opening Music [00:00]: excerpt from "Another Goddamned Draft"
Bridge Music [14:30]: excerpt from "Jesus Loves Me feat Satan"
Bridge Music [33:00]: excerpt from "As Jazzy As I Get"
(All music: copyright 2008 by Rachel Murie)
This Week's Goddamned Links
Obama’s "Committed Christian" Flyer
Christian Coalition Agenda
Obama interview with Christianity Today
Media Matters on "Islam Smear" on Obama
Obama’s religious webpage
Religion and the Constitution
Abe Lincoln on God
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Babs' Stinky Penis video