Secular Saboteurs

Oh, lookee: My old friend Bill Donohue has been given a guest column by the Washington Post, which he uses to rant and rave about "secular saboteurs" who are ruining America for all the poor, oppressed Christians.

You know, like our Christian president, our last Christian president, their almost exclusively Christian administrations who relentlessly pander to conservative and/or moderate Christians, the almost totally Christian Supreme Court, an almost entirely Christian Congress who start each session with a prayer, and the millions and millions of other American Christians whose day of worship is still respected in various state laws across the country (like in Indiana, where you still can't shop for a car or buy booze on a Sunday), whose views are reflected in various federal laws (like denying same-sex couples the right of marriage in order to protect its "sanctity"), whose holidays are also national holidays, whose holy book must be sworn on in state and federal courts, and whose churches are not required to pay taxes.

Yes, those poor, oppressed Christians must form an alliance with other conservative religious groups, argues my old friend Bill, because it's the "only way secular saboteurs can be stopped." He then concludes:
The culture war is up for grabs. The good news is that religious conservatives continue to breed like rabbits, while secular saboteurs have shut down: they're too busy walking their dogs, going to bathhouses and aborting their kids. Time, it seems, is on the side of the angels.
It's so true. I barely have time to keep this blog going with all the time I spend at the bathhouse.

Bill Donohue once came after me personally because I was a "secular saboteur"—a feminist, an atheist, an LGBTQI ally, an advocate of multiculturalism. I was to be destroyed—fired, discredited, bankrupted—because I was an enemy to the traditional values of this Christian nation.

Fast forward two years, and more of America shares my views than ever before. Donohue's a relic and a joke. His column reads like the death rattle of a dinosaur lumbering toward extinction, so manifestly disassociated from anything resembling reality that it can't possibly be taken seriously by thoughtful people. It's almost enough to make me pity him.

The irony is that with his column, with his whole hateful martyr shtick, he's doing more to discredit "the traditional values of this Christian nation" than I ever have, or ever could. Keep talking, Bill. Keep on talking.

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