It's clear that America's Founding Fathers must have made a pact with the Devil. How else to explain the curse America is so obviously under today? I want to go even farther than Pat Robertson and tell it like it really is!
(Disclosure: back in the 1970s and 80s before I quit the evangelical right, I was on the 700 Club with Pat 6 times, given my late father Francis Schaeffer was a founder of the religious right).
What else besides a punishment for a satanic pact could explain the following?...
- Sarah Palin, who got a heartbeat from the presidency and who believes that health care reform means there will be death panels and that she needed to have witches cast out in a Pentecostal ceremony before she'd run for governor
A whole subculture of American rooting for the "End Times" and Armageddon Pat Robertson who explained 9/11 and now the tragedy of the earthquake in Haiti, as results of God's wrath and/or satanic dealings Dick Cheney who betrays his country (and common decency) by saying our country is less safe because we have a Democrat for president Rick Warren who coddled the "Christian" leaders in Uganda who want to kill gays (until Warren got called out and backtracked) The "Family" and other Washington "Christian" groups working overtime to turn America into a theocracy The evangelical hate machine working to deny gays their right to marry The Roman Catholic hate machine aiding and abetting the evangelicals Tea Party goofs who hate our government and think that "Hitler" is president Private armies of murdering "Contractors" who are above the law "Christians" attending the funerals of service men and women and screaming God hates fags and America A bunch of Congressmen more loyal to their theology than to the Constitution of the United States A military besieged by evangelical zealots trying to use the military chaplains and academies as an evangelistic spring board by "witnessing" to hapless soldiers Tax free churches deforming American politicsFranklin Graham who is now taking the heretofore nonpartisan Billy Graham organization to the extreme hate-filled right, even getting old and out of it Billy to sign a letter endorsing Palin...
The list is as endless as we have fringe crazies, who turn out to not be so "fringe" given they now are the Republican just-say-no obstructionist Party.
Yes, we seem cursed all right!
Frank Schaeffer is the author of Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back and Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism).