God is Pretend's Blog – July 2010 Archive (4)

TN Lt. Gov. calls Islam a cult. And what is Christianity exactly?

With mere days before the primary election and with early voting underway, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey is making controversial remarks about Islam. One could argue that he doesn't have a large Muslim constituency to offend, but that should not excuse a current public official from making degrading comments of questionable validity.

Ramsey was quoted by Talking Points Memo as having said, "Now, you could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it…


Added by God is Pretend on July 29, 2010 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

TN gubernatorial candidates' stances on evolution

A new website sponsored by the Tennessee Newspaper Network makes easy work of comparing the current gubernatorial candidates' positions on various issues. Each candidate presents a different opinion on the subject which is a welcome departure from the typical party-lines talking points that tend to dominate discussion.

Sadly, the debate between evolution and intelligent design is…


Added by God is Pretend on July 25, 2010 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Knoxville Mayor has five holy men as his confidants

Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam has a group of political confidants with which he meets every Friday morning. This isn't particularly strange in that many politicians have advisors and trusted friends from whom they

seek counsel on a variety of issues. What is worrisome is that his group

of advisors appear to be religious in nature.

In a video interview with David Fowler of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, an organization whose mission is "to promote and…


Added by God is Pretend on July 22, 2010 at 2:21am — No Comments

Rep. Zach Wamp preaches for votes

Rep. Zach Wamp made his message clear with few words: If you are not a

Christian, you lack the moral fiber necessary to defend your freedoms.

In a gubernatorial election that has seen many references to scripture

and appeals to religion, Wamp furthered the tone of

religious exclusivity with his July 4 visit to Higher Ground… Continue

Added by God is Pretend on July 18, 2010 at 1:46am — 2 Comments



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