Monday, December 7, 2015

Serving Two Masters

Via Tengrain, we have the latest idiocy from Marco Rubio:

Well, the executive orders would be to reverse the executive orders the President has made on things like gender equality in restrooms. You’ve seen some local districts and others been forced to, you know, provide girls access to a boys’ bathroom and so forth. These sorts of things you’ve seen in Illinois for example, but also ensure that we’re not doing anything that at any part in our government that is putting organizations that are motivated by their faith or organized around their faith from having to violate the tenants of their faith and that includes government contractors. There are many government contractors and small companies who provide services to the government who are faith-based people, and they are, they are being compelled to sin by government in their business conduct. That is not something we should be supporting.

I seem to recall a verse from a book that touched on this topic...

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

So, what'll it be, so-called Christians seeking government cashola, God or the sawbucks? Ours is a constitutionally-mandated secular society, a society in which no religion is to receive favorable treatment from the government. Like most conservative Christians (so called), Rubio has completely divorced what he calls Christianity from that liberal Jesus guy. Just like public prayer, paying taxes, stand your ground laws, and the war on women, this is another bit of the Bible that 'strict interpreters' completely elide.

Also, why the hell is Rubio working the Cruz/Huckabee side of the GOP street?


Smut Clyde said...

having to violate the tenants of their faith

Welp, the fucker appears to have genuinely said that. I weep for the English language.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Let it be known that I also opposed the abuse of people who dwell in multifamily religious buildings.