Update: Dave of NoGod has apparently spoken to one of the men who participated in the rally & is going to to be writing a post about the conversation soon.
Via NoGod comes the story of Obama aids insisting on having the opportunity to make it clear that atheists are not welcome on the Obama bus at a recent presidential rally in Pennsylvania.
Here’s the run down.
A couple of Pennsylvanians recently attended a presidential rally in their home state where they submitted a question for McCain’s representatives about how McCain is going to reach out to the eight or so percent of Pennsylvanians who are atheists, agnostics and humanists.
McCain’s people said McCain would be everyone’s president regardless if they have faith or not.
The moderator then proceeded to ask another question of Obama’s representatives who insisted upon being allowed to answer the same question. And they got ugly.
Don Miller pointed out that Obama has advisers for every group but atheists and agnostics and stated that there were no grand efforts to reach out to “a group of pagans”.
D. Paul Monteiro spoke of Obama’s religious beliefs and how he said “no” to people who wanted his support on church and state issues. He then followed it up by stating that Obama was not “some crazy wacko atheist trying to make sure that your children grow up to marry trees”.
These are not random assholes popping off at the mouth on their own time, but paid representatives of Obama and the DNC in their official capacities saying this kind of shit. Imagine the firestorm it would’ve caused if it was any other group but atheists.