From The Washington Monthly:
Following up on an earlier item, President Obama led a moment of silence yesterday for the victims of the massacre in Tucson...Mr Erickson thus manages to make atheists "the other", some sort of civil enemy, who should not be "accommodated". I wonder where he puts the atheists in comparison to the homos.
CNN's Erick Erickson disapproved -- he wanted the president to mention "prayer," but not "reflection," because the latter "accommodates atheists."…
Erickson [says] "Atheists are upset with me. But God is upset with them."
Two things. First, one need not be an atheist to be offended by Erickson smear of the president, and to assume that only non-believers would be bothered is strikingly narrow-minded.
Second, Erickson believes "God is upset" with atheists. I'm curious: how does he know?
No, seriously. I'm fascinated by those who are so arrogant, they're comfortable claiming to know what God thinks and how God feels….
And it seems that Mr Erickson has a little problem living up to the Christian Values he purports to uphold.
I can't help but wonder if Erickson was wearing his WWJD? bracelet when he published an item wondering when voters might "get off the couch, march down to their state legislator's house, pull him outside, and beat him to a bloody pulp for being an idiot." Or when he called retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter a "goat f--king child molester." Or when he referred to two sitting U.S. senators as "healthcare suicide bombers." Or when he praised protesters for "tell[ing] Nancy Pelosi and the Congress to send Obama to a death panel."
Something like 16% of American describe themselves as unaffiliated in religion. No representative in Congress will admit to that. Sometimes I think that my being an atheist makes me more despised than being a lesbian. Of course, if you add being a woman, a scientist, and a liberal in there, and you have a perfect storm of loathing of me!