In this story on Yahoo! News, reporters tell us that Bush plans to preach and promote religious freedom in China. What a great idea!
But what about our country? (Quoted from religioustolerance.org):
George W. Bush on 1999-JUN-24, Interviewed on ABC’s Good Morning America. Peggy Wehmeyer. asked for his opinion about the U.S. military’s policy of allowing Wiccan soldiers to practice their religion on the Fort Hood, TX army base.
“The military should rethink their position. That’s not a religion.” G.W. Bush, governor of Texas, referring to the Wiccan religion.
I highly, highly doubt his position has changed at all in the nine years. Sure enough, after several hours of research, iIve come up with nothing of him recanting his ignorant statement. How did he get into office? I sure hope none of you voted for him. Although, I don’t suppose Kerry would have turned out better…
Along that, Bob Barr – the Libertarian elect for President – also said some pretty nasty things which he has now, well, sort of, recanted. The best we can get out of him is that he made his hateful statement…
Barr stated that allowing Wiccans to follow their religion on base: “…sets a dangerous precedent that could easily result in the practice of all sorts of bizarre practices being supported by the military under the rubric of ‘religion.’ “
Is that he made it in response to some unspecified, private matters brought to his attention by unknown military personnel, and he accepts Wicca as a harmless religion. Oh, and according to his website – he supports the first amendment.
I don’t mean to delve into politics this much.
I wonder what Obama and McCain think about non-Christian religions?