Georgia State Representative claims non-believers are “more likely to be corrupt.”

There’s a news article over at the Daily Citizen website down in Georgia about how some Georgia State officials are planning on wading into the fight over displays of the Ten Commandments in government buildings. It has the usual bullshit arguments about how the wall of separation was only meant to keep government out of religion’s business, but not vice-versa and so on and I probably wouldn’t have bothered commenting on it until I came across the following comments by Rep. Ron Forster:

State Rep. Ron Forster, who shares with White a district that includes sections of north Whitfield and Murray counties, said he is “absolutely” in favor of passing a law saying local governments may display the commandments.

“The Constitution only says the government shall not sponsor a religion,” Forster, R-Ringgold, said.

Asked about opponents’ argument that atheists or those who practice other religions feel they will be discriminated against when they see the commandments in government buildings, he said it “carries no weight.”

If a judge or public official doesn’t believe in God, “then that person is more likely to be corrupt,” Forster said.

So there you have it folks. The opinions of atheists don’t carry any weight because we’re more likely to be corrupt. The irony of a politician saying such a thing is almost enough to make me laugh if I weren’t so pissed over yet another official pushing the same tired stereotypes.

I highly suggest Rep. Ron Forster makes certain to lock all his doors at night and hang crucifixes over each one so us evil atheists can’t sneak in during the night and eat his children and have our way with his woman! Pardon me while I slink off to corrupt more of America’s youth with the evils of secular humanism.

2 thoughts on “Georgia State Representative claims non-believers are “more likely to be corrupt.”

  1. You would hope State Representatives would read their country’s history a little better.  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/repehtml/repehome.htmlEarly Virginia Religious Petitions presents images of 423 petitions submitted to the Virginia legislature between 1774 and 1802 from more than eighty counties and cities. Drawn from the Library of Virginia’s Legislative Petitions collection, the petitions concern such topics as the historic debate over the separation of church and state championed by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, the rights of dissenters such as Quakers and Baptists, the sale and division of property in the established church, and the dissolution of unpopular vestries.
    And that’s only a few examples.  *sigh*
    To quote a friend of mine:  And if theists were able to keep their beliefs where they belong, as a personal and private relationship with their god, then all the religious attrocities over time would not have happened and I would not need to have an opinion of someones personal belief.

    P.S.  Nice site.  Glad I found it.

  2. If a judge or public official doesn’t believe in God, “then that person is more likely to be corrupt,” Forster said.

    Reality check. What about all those corporprate types who have been doing the perp walk for the last couple of years. Did their parents raise them as pagans or atheists, or were the raised in nominally Judeo-Christian homes.

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