Here’s the transcript of an interview by conservative radio jock Laura Ingraham. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write an essay explaining why Ingraham and the other Conservacrazies, including those already in government, are not fit to be involved in governance at any level, including washing toilets in the local State House. This post will self-destruct in five seconds.
LI: Welcome to our show.
RT: Thank you for inviting me.
LI: You are a minister so I take it you follow the teachings of Jesus.
RT: Yes, that’s true.
LI: If Jesus were here today do you think he would counsel a woman to have an abortion?
RT: Jesus always showed compassion to women. He acted with respect even to the ones who were accused of sexual impropriety. I’m sure Jesus would do the same thing today, and that’s my model.
LI: [Angrily] You didn’t answer my question. So you think Jesus would applaud the murder of millions of innocent children, in the first, second, and third trimester?
RT: We know that abortion existed during the time Jesus was on earth, and for thousands of years before that. If he were opposed to abortion he would have said something about it.
LI: [More angrily] Where do you get the idea that Jesus knew about abortion?
RT: We know that abortion has existed for thousands of years, so I’m confident that Jesus would have been aware. There were many plants used as medicinal abortifacients in that part of the world. And yet his concern was for the way women were being treated.
LI: [Nearly screaming] What part of “Thou shalt not kill” don’t you understand?
RT: The Bible actually says “Thou shalt not murder.” I’m sure you would agree that every ending of a life is not murder.
LI: [Frustrated] Well you have your 40 prayers. I’ll pray for you and this interview is over!
LI: [Hangs up.]
The full story at Religion Dispatches. The comments there are interesting too.
This is a sample of why the Founders insisted on separating religion from the state. And it is a sample of why none of the current crop of Republicans should be allowed anywhere near the White House.