West Virginia, a truly great state, has given so much to better the common good of the United States, such as ... hmm ... I'll have to get back to you on that. ...
Oh, wait! West Virginia celebrates "Christian Heritage Week." Yup! Yessiree! You betcha!
2008 will be the 17th year the great state of West Virginia has celebrated "Christian Heritage Week." Whoopee!
According to the Guv, Joe Manchin, Thanksgiving week is Christian Heritage Week. Bruce Barilla is the guy who heads up this wonderful event in West Virginia. He, and his cohorts claim that it gives the residents of West Virginia opportunity to reflect on our nation's Christian heritage.
Bruce Barilla is a freelance writer who's been connected with the rightwing American Family Association. For years, he's been fighting the "war on Christmas," working to put up Christmas creches in and around the great state of West Virginia. He's a historical crackpot who believes that our nation's Founding Fathers ran around wearing little Jesus crosses and quoting the Bible at every opportunity.
According to Barilla, Christian Heritage Week is "very important because it's Christianity that has caused us to be the freest and most prosperous nation on earth, if I can quote Stephen McDowell of the Providence Foundation. And our rights come from God, not from government. And we are a Christian nation, not in the sense that everyone is Christian, not that we always act like it -- we still have many policies that are not Christian and anti-Christian -- the the majority of the people in this country are Christian. You drive around the country, you see the influence of Christians everywhere you look, particularly in churches."
[I wonder if this clown wrote speeches for Georgie Bush. Would you believe you can see the influence of Christians in churches? What a stupid statement. Everyone knows that churches are the last places you see the influence of Christians!]
So, there, too, all you lousy agnostics and atheists and Muslims and Buddhists and Hindus and Jews and humanists and pantheists and deists! Why don't you just move to another country so the Christians can have the United States all to themselves? You don't really belong here, you know! I'll bet you think that our rights come from government! I'll bet you don't believe that Christianity "caused us to be the freest and most prosperous nation on eath."
I'll bet you won't even celebrate Christian Heritage Week!
You're gonna burn in hell!
Read more of Bruce Barilla here. The Website of the Providence Foundation - a rightwingnut, christianist fundamentalist outfit is here.