Monday, April 21, 2014

A new level of Tea Party horseshit, courtesy of South Carolina.

In this post: What a putz.

It’s really late and Sam will be home from work soon but I wanted to dash off another quick Howdygram post for a couple of excellent reasons: 1) I promised to; and 2) I’ve got a damn good Putz of the Week to share with you!

Our latest honoree is Ray Moore, a retired Army Reserves chaplain who’s president of Frontline Ministries and the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of South Carolina. Moore’s claim to fame? He wants all Christians to pull their children out of godless “Pharaoh’s schools” and educate them at home according to biblical commands. In a recent speech at a Tea Party rally he said, “We cannot win this war we’re in as long as we keep handing our children over to the enemy to educate.” The enemy? Seriously?
Moore claims that 40% of public school students turn away from the church by the end of elementary school and says that number jumps to 80% by the end of high school because “most of us have put our children in the godless, pagan school system. It cannot be fixed, the socialistic model, and we need to abandon that.”

You know what? The refusal by a candidate for public office to support public schools is a frightening level of horseshit, even for the Tea Party. If Moore wonders why 80% of high school students turn away from the church it’s because they finally got an education and learned to think. Not to mention, they got sick of listening to dickheads like YOU.

So here’s the Howdygram’s recommendation to Ray Moore. We applaud your decision to remove Christian children and your meaningless Creation mythology from the public schools, and while you’re at it we suggest that you also ask your knuckle-dragging representatives to get the hell out of Congress as soon as possible.
Thank you for stopping by tonight. Sam just got home and it’s time for snacks and a movie!

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