As part of the controversy I described below, liberal bloggers have been trying to argue that the McCain camp should be under fire for hiring Patrick Hynes, because he called America a “Christian nation.” Personally, I would prefer to call it a “predominantly Christian nation.” But what statement would likely be considered more acceptable to average Americans?
This statement by Hynes, which has been brought up by liberal blogs to defend the Edwards bloggers:
Miner: Is it fair to call America a “Christian nation”?
Hynes: Yes. America is a Christian nation. As I write in my book, “Is America a Christian nation? Of course it is. Don’t be ridiculous. What a stupid question.
Or, these writings of Edwards/Pandagon blogger Amanda Marcotte:
“Q: What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit? A: You’d have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology.”
“I had to listen to how the poor, dear lacrosse players at Duke are being persecuted just because they held someone down and f***** her against her will–not rape, of course, because the charges have been thrown out. Can’t a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it? So unfair.”