The Repugnicants are still puzzled over President Obama’s religion. Is he a Christian? Is he a Muslim? What?
Not surprisingly, Repubnicants overwhelming believe he is a Muslim.
This belief is especially strong in the state of Mississippi where a Mississipian recently said Obama isn’t qualified to be the President because he isn’t an American.
What is he, I wondered before he went on to say, “He’s not an American. He’s a Muslim.” The man’s demeanor strongly suggested that the word Muslim is uncapitalized in his neck of the woods.
None of this surprises me. Although I am primarily a product of California and Hawaii, I have lots of distant cousins in the Confederate States of America.
I was visiting one a few years ago, and at dinner, the subject of religion came up. The conversation went something like this.
“I am not at all biased. I believe in freedom of religion.”
“Why, we have a neighbor who is a (hushed voice) muslim.”
“Is that right?” I whispered.
“She invited me to her house.”
You don’t say?”
“Yes, I do say. And I accepted because, as I said, I am not prejuduced.”
“When I walked in, I became scared and My God told me to get out.” I had the definite feeling that she was talking in bold caps.
“Yes, and I left without saying a word.”
“Have you seen her since then?”
“Oh, yes. She is a wonderful neighnor.”
“But I thought your god told you to get out.”
But isn’t that some sort of bias?”
“Of course not, silly. God told me to get out, and if he says it, it isn’t bias.”
“I think I’m beginning to see the light.”