Valarie Hodges (R-TeaBigot, La.) Pulls School Voucher Support After Being Reminded “Religious Freedom” Includes (Eeeek!) Islam
Valarie Hodges is one of the Teabaggiest Teabaggettes in the state of Louisiana. She’s nothing unusual in that part of this severely divided land mass, as Louisiana — despite its willing to allow wild wantons to flaunt their heterosexuality in the streets, while keeping the throats of gays and women (gay or straight) under the jackboot of completely irrational oppression — is as politically backwards as a state can get, short of Alabama and Mississippi. And Virginia. And North Carolina.
Anyway… Here’s the run-up to the punch line, which sounds like a punch line in itself, until you get to the best part…
When Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal signed a religious school voucher program for his state, conservative Christian Republican supporters like Valarie Hodges applauded the move. The program is meant to give parents a choice to move their children from public schools they feel are not meeting their children’s educational and religious needs by offering them the opportunity to move to the religious school of their choice.
Unfortunately, there’s a little thing called “freedom of religion,” and what those very conservative Christian Republicans weren’t counting on is the fact that state money would also go to religious schools that are distinctly un-Christian, like Jewish schools, or say, Muslim schools.
Valarie Hodges, of the Louisiana House of Representatives is one of those lawmakers who enthusiastically embraced the piece of legislation, hailing it as something that would support the “founding fathers’ religious beliefs,” which she believed was Christianity. Of course, her understanding of basic American history is flawed, as most of the founding fathers were Deists, not Theists, and many were actually atheists. …
So imagine Valarie Hodges’ surprise to discover that the term “religious freedom” doesn’t automatically mean “Christian freedom.” She admitted that she mistook the word “religious” to mean “Christian,” which just shows how ignorant and bigoted she really is to assume that non-Christian religious schools would not and should not be eligible for this school voucher program. …
— “Louisiana Republican Valarie Hodges: Don’t Use Public Funds to Teach Islam!”
Gather, July 6, 2012
The best part? Once Miss “Religious Freedom (But Not for Those Muslims!)” was informed that “religious freedom” includs everybody (hey, has anyone told her it includes Satanists, too?), she yanked her support for the voucher program.
Not surprising — but sure scumbuckety — and Teabaggety.
On one hand, we’re not certain Valarie Hodges really belongs in ConBab. She’s not a hypocrite — after all, she wears her anti-anything-but-Christian bigotry right on her sleeve.
On the other hand, she’s everything that her precious Jesus wasn’t. So, yes, she does belong here, “Christian” that she
isclaims to be.
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