Thursday, January 3, 2008

Disgust over Atheist Question

One of the stories being spread tonight involves Presidental candidate Obama being asked if he was an atheist.

He denied it (of course; after all, he does want to get elected).

However, I have yet to read a version of the story outside of atheist blogs that mention the blatant bigotry of this type of statement. Some reporters have called the emails that claim Obama is an atheist as "malicious rumors" - as if being an atheist is something that a person should be ashamed of.

Though, as a matter of fact, a lot of people in this country think that being an atheist is something to be ashamed of.

Yet, this would be an opportunity for one or two people who are opposed to bigotry who have a bigger audience than I do to point out the blatant bigotry behind such a question.

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