Saturday, June 19, 2010

Republican: Separation of church and state is Nazism!

The Republican in this video is Glen Urquhart, a Republican running for Congress in Delaware. Listen as the history teacher said that the phrase "separation of church and state" came from a letter. Urquhart denies this, says it isn't true, and then makes the claim that Hitler originated the term! Actually the letter Thomas Jefferson sent to the Danbury Baptists said: "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State."

Where did this theocrat get this idea? From another theocrat, of course. They rarely think for themselves. The source for this claim is Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association. You will remember we had a video of him claiming the Nazis were really all gay because Hitler couldn't get straight people to be so violent and vicious, only homosexuals are so nasty as to push Jews into gas chambers.

Fischer outrightly says that the slogan "separation of church and state" does not come "from Thomas Jefferson or from the mind of the Founding Fathers" but "straight from the mind of Adolph Hitler" Jefferson's authorship of the term "a wall of separation between Church & State" is not questioned by any historians.

Another Republican, seeking the same office, Kevin Wade, said: "My jaw dropped when I heard it. And he was emphatic about it—it was not like a slip of the tongue. He got applause from half the crowd, and that disturbed me. I'd say half the room was stunned and the other half applauded." This was to a Republican audience and indicative of just how uninformed and ignorant Republicans are these days. They welcomed fundamentalists with open arms and are ow controlled by morons.

I wonder what Mr. Urquhart would say about these photos:

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