• Ted Cruz’s Not So Surprising Statement About Atheists

    cruzSenator Ted Cruz said something pretty surprising over the weekend while campaigning for President of the United States of America. He appears to be supporting the idea that the President should preform fellatio on someone every morning. Let me quote him on it: “Any President who does not begin every day on his knees isn’t fit to be Commander in Chief.”

    Okay, okay, maybe Cruz wasn’t talking about fellatio after all. In all honestly, that would have been a much more charitable interpretation of his comments though. Because saying that atheists aren’t fit to be President is a far more hateful and unconstitutional view than claiming that the President should perform a particular sex act in the morning.

    Cruz, who claims to be such a strong supporter of the Constitution has ignored the part of the Constitution that talks about there being no religious tests to hold public office or any office of public trust. Actually, I suspect that Cruz ignores a lot more of the Constitution than that, but that part is particularly relevant here.

    It is easy for a Republican to attack atheists; it plays to their base. Hating on atheists and other minorities helps their poll numbers. It would be easy to blame people like Cruz, but he is really only guilty of pandering to his base. The real problem is his base. The fact of the matter is that Republican voters tend to be fundamentalist Christians.

     

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    Article by: Staks Rosch

    Staks Rosch is a writer for the Skeptic Ink Network & Huffington Post, and is also a freelance writer for Publishers Weekly. Currently he serves as the head of the Philadelphia Coalition of Reason and is a stay-at-home dad.

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