Enough shit from the bible belt. Time to do something about it.
If a circuit court judge started saying that he was abducted by aliens, there would be calls to remove him from the bench. Why? Because if he believed something that ridiculous his ability to think rationally and do his job would be in question.
If a state senator declared that Santa Claus was real, would we leave him in place or would we push to drive him out of office? Would you feel comfortable having decisions that effect your life being made by someone who believes a fat, jolly man slides down his chimney every year?
Maybe the belief in a higher power doesn’t fall into that exact category. I have heard plenty of rational arguments for believing in some greater force then us in the universe. I personally don’t buy it, but I can respect it. However, the specific belief in the literal God of The Bible, invisible sky daddy who can make entire eco-systems in six days and doesn’t like it when we don’t pray to him, that DOES fall into the Santa-Aliens category and anyone who believes such stuff is incapable of making completely rational decisions because their belief system influences all that they do.
So we need to make a list of all the people in power who fall into this category. All the politicians, judges, etc. Then we need to hire some lawyers and bring them each into court for competency hearings. A unified movement across the country.
Think that would send a message?