I’ve been an atheist since age 13, but I was raised a Christian, and in part by fairly rabid fundamentalist Southern Baptist grandparents. As antediluvian as their political views were (and they were friendly with Jesse Helms!), I think even my grandparents would be ashamed of Trump’s ban on Muslims from Muslim-majority countries that don’t do business with Trump Inc.
It’s as revolting an act of bigotry and cowardice as I’ve seen from my government in my lifetime, and that’s saying something. It goes against the founding principles of this nation and gives lie to claims of “American exceptionalism” and leadership of the “free world” — the smug, arrogant posturing most avidly engaged in by the assholes who voted for Trump.
That’s sickening enough, but it’s not just the MAGA-hat Trumpsters who are applauding the shitgibbon’s decision to piss all over America’s founding ideals. Here’s Peggy Noonan, she who once spun a tale about magic dolphins in support of another refugee:
This is big — and great — news. Brody: Trump Says Persecuted Christians Will Be Given Priority As Refugees https://t.co/3LtF1qVDyH
— Peggy Noonan (@Peggynoonannyc) January 27, 2017
So a religious test is imposed in 2017, and it’s the Constitution-humpers and writers of patriotic paeans to a “City on a Hill” who rush to embrace it. Not at all surprising, but disgusting nonetheless. It’s un-American, and it’s profoundly un-Christian. If I’m wrong about the afterlife, Noonan and Mr. Two Corinthians better hope St. Peter doesn’t administer purity tests at the checkpoint.