Thursday, April 2, 2009

April Fools and the Everyday Kind

No, this isn't a joke, but it should be. This from Mother Jones:

As was the case last fall, white evangelical Protestants (19%) and Republicans (17%) are among the most likely to view Obama as a Muslim. Fewer than half in each group -- 38% of white evangelicals and 46% of Republicans -- correctly identify Obama as a Christian.

So, what does this say about Republicans?
I will leave you to your own conclusions.

And this is incredibly funny coming from probably the most vitriolic, fact-light uber right persona this side of the increasingly nutty Glen Beck, Ann Coulter, who, apparently, has absolutely no sense of humor. In a rather astounding display of gullibility, Coulter is caught by Media Matters going off the deep end (again). I swear, Coulter is a crack up. Or maybe just cracked up.

And from the Christian right, opposition (again) to the passage of hate crimes legislation. The Washington Post's column God in Government covers the story with the predictable Perkins et. al.:

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, predicts a "wave of federal prosecution." In a fund-raising e-mail sent to supporters on Tuesday, he warned that offended gays could accuse a religious broadcaster, a pastor or a Sunday school teacher who expresses the viewpoint that homosexual behavior is morally wrong and unhealthy.

There's no explaining Perkins especially in light of the New Testament.