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July 4, 2007

Happy Independence Day

But only if you’re a God-fearing, bible-thumping Christian—because, as we all know, today is primarily a religious holiday. At least, according to a full-page ad in today’s New York Times it is (click here or on image to see in its full PDF glory). And the ad quotes former presidents, the founding fathers, supreme court justices and rulings, Congress, education (?) and—God forbid—foreigners to make the case that the US of A is just the most goddamn Christian country in the known universe.

As the ad says: Blessed is the nation whose GOD is the LORD.

Except of course that it isn’t, and ads like these will hopefully drive even more cash into the pockets of Democratic presidential hopefuls.

And away from the wingnut businesses that sponsored the ad: Hobby Lobby Creative Centers, Hemispheres, Mardel Stores, and all their sad little affiliates.

Posted by Stephen at 2:45 PM in Religion + cults | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

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