The media has a big problem with religion (specifically Christianity) - they attempt to mask their bigotry but just can't help themselves. All of a sudden, outlets like MSNBC (with a guest from the Huffington Post) are super concerned about all the nutjobs who believe in God - from the fanatics to the snake oil salesman. But they never seem to have a problem when people like Nancy Pelosi is out there saying her favorite word is 'The Word' -- that's completely ok. Glenn has more on this bigotry & hypocrisy sandwich.
"The beauty of all this to me is Barack Obama celebrating the beauty of and the history of Islam and their diversity and their justice for all, and it's at a time when everybody on the right is being hammered for their religiosity. If you mention God and you're on the right, that's really a bad thing," Pat said.
Look at how the left treats Palin, just to see some of the hypocrisy. "She's dangerous. She's crazy," Glenn said mocking the way Palin is discussed.
How about the way that faith can't be something a candidate can advertise or be proud of? "That's where God belongs, in the closet. Your sexuality? Out on the front page of the paper. God, in the closet," Glenn said.
And where do the announced candidates fall in the media landscape of faith? Apparently they are either fanatics or liars!
"You have two kinds of candidates running in the primaries on the Republican ticket this year. You have genuine religious fanatics who are sincere in their belief like Michele Bachmann," said MSNBC guest Frank Schaeffer. "Then you have people who are pretending to be sympathetic to the Tea Party, to the religious right, to the far right, and those candidates between those two groups, they all have to pay lip service to a kind of a religious extremism."
"So only frauds and zealots, and they're only doing it because they have to answer to the out‑of‑control Tea Party," Glenn said, clearly frustrated with the idiotic liberal thinking.