Anyone who has been following the Marcotte-McEwan hoo-ha, has probably read John Edwards’s namby-pamby response to the cat-lick fascists who are concerned about his bloggoddesses.
If he had any real political courage, he might have written:
The First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees that everyone in this country is entitled to believe in his or her own chosen religion—or not to believe in any religion whatsoever.We can dream, can't we?
The Amendment also specifically states that the government “may make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” For many of us, those words clearly mean that the government cannot be involved in any way with religion. As Justice Hugo Black said: no law means no law.
I believe, therefore, that the government must be completely neutral about religion. The United States may neither favor nor disfavor any individual’s religious beliefs, nor may it favor or disfavor a general belief in religion or any religious entities.
Religious persons who strive to enforce a sectarian worldview through federal or state action, therefore, should be met with the strongest opposition possible. Although such opposition may appear to the offender as being “anti-Catholic,” “anti-Protestant,” “anti-Jewish,” “anti-Muslim,” or “anti-religious,” it most definitely is not. Instead, it is the religious zealot who is viciously anti-American.
Ms. Marcotte and Ms. McEwan will remain involved with my campaign. I've talked to Amanda and Melissa; they have both assured me that they will continue to combat those unpatriotic voices who seek to use our government as an instrument of religious propaganda.