John Cole and some others see a rift in the GOP centering on Huckabee’s Old Time Religion. Personally, I don’t think it would be as noticeable without Romney. It’s easier to make vague statements about religion and claim that you’re only against those dreaded human secularists when you don’t have to explain why Romney’s Mormonism is a problem. Then it becomes apparent that a non-trivial segment of the GOP’s constituents want to promote a particular kind of religion. And that’s when the problems start. Could be a fun election year.
“I’m unhappy that (President) Bush says we all serve the same God. I don’t agree with that. We have freedom to worship. We have freedom of expression. But that does not mean every religion is equal and good and right.
“Fundamentally, it’s wrong,” Souder said of Islam because part of the Quran refers to killing infidels. “I find their religion offensive.”
“The fundamentals of their religion is they want to kill Jews and wipe them off the face of the earth and any other allies. I simply am not going to praise a religion that believes that. I believe Jews are God’s chosen people,” Souder said. “It’s fundamental in their faith, from the very beginning, that Jews are dogs and should be wiped from the face of the earth. Why is that great?”
Souder is an ignorant piece of crap if he thinks that is the fundamental basis of Islam. Yup, just like Christians are all about bombing abortion clinics. I mean, I don’t subscribe to either religion. But, jeeze, if you’re going to condemn a religion, at least bother to know something about it.