Tuesday, September 26, 2006

DeVos: Christianazi In Business Suit

Dick DeVos' campaign took a tumble the other day when he showed his true colors. When asked about creationism, intelligent design, or any other label you want to put on the Christianazis attempt to put their narrow minded religious views into other people's children minds, DeVos stated he wants to put this scientific adbomination into school's cirriculum. Is that why he has stated that if elected, he'll accept no salary?
DeVos has always been about tax dollars going to create a theocracy. That's the whole purpose of his voucher plan, taking money from public schools and putting it into parochial schools. And the odds are pretty even that if elected, he'll try to get that plan back into action again, after being resoundingly rejected by the voters of this state before.
The thing is, we all benefit from having better public schools. Better educated people make for better citizens. Unfortunately, they also are more inclined to oppose DeVos' anti-abortion homophobic platform, which is why he wishes to replace studied reason with fairy tales.
DeVos is a fundie, a Christian Reformed person, and having lived around them my whole life, the Christian Deformed are the most reactionary of all Christianazis. To put their ideology in simple terms: you're all going to Hell.
DeVos has also recently started running ads featuring Lee Iacocca to appeal to the television-watchers. Lee Ioacocca is a wealthy man, so of course he'd want to have a man who supports outsourcing and tax cuts in the governor's mansion. Except that DeVos has said he won't live in the governor's mansion. Apparently, it's a step down for him.

10 comments:

azgoddess said...

wow - sounds like a real character...i feel lucky that after many many years, arizona finally has a governor that is respectable...

so who's running against this clown?

Lola Heatherton said...

Perhaps, if he's elected, he will defer his salary to me. While I don't wish to bear his children, I do need to have a few nips and tucks done, and could use his salary.

DivaJood said...

One of the things that sickens me most (and there are so many) about the religious right is that they are so fucking ignorant. They refuse to study history, they refuse to study science. I have a friend who is a Jehova's Witness. He's a guide, in Australia, and he's a great guide. But he believes that mankind has been around only 6000 years (actually 5767, but who's counting) and nothing will change his mind. But he's also not in a position of power, and he's also not prejudiced and intolerent. I'm rambling, but DeVos has just made my skin crawl.

Kathy said...

This side of DeVos bothers me the most too - and I'm a christian - although he wouldn't consider my protestant religion equal to his. That's the problem with intelligent design. Different religions can't even agree on it. Some strictly adhere to the belief that God created the universe in 7 days and 7 night and others believe the bible story is symbolic. For that matter, the Hindus believe in reincarnation and karma. Should we teach that in science too when they talk about cells dying or death?

This would create a nightmare for science teachers. Granholm had the right idea. Intelligent design belongs in a current events or comparative religion class, but not in a science class.

Peacechick Mary said...

DeVos sounds horrible. Is he running as any particular party or is it his own imagination? What a scary creep. Surely Michigan wouldn't go that way - right?

sumo said...

You've got my sympathy.

Frederick said...

That's rich.

Crackpot Press said...

I still don't get the Christians...

These folks are so against anything Jesus was for!

PTCruiser said...

I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and he told me that he's tired of all of you evangelical "christians" dragging his good name down and he told me to let you all know that he wants you to STOP IT!!!

Betty Cracker said...

"Intelligent design" is the lipstick on the pig of creationism. No wonder the quality of education in this country sucks -- these cretins are undermining the very foundations of science with their medieval claptrap.

They're perfectly welcome to their stupefying nonsense in their homes and churches, but I will not allow them to shove it down my child's throat in lieu of basic biology.