Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the GOP: Throwing Atheists Under the Bus

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Atheist While Human

Last night I watched the first (of several) Republican responses to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Although I am generally so liberal that President Obama aggravates and inspires me in equal measure, I decided to listen to the Republican response in the interest of fairness. I was surprised by the relatively moderate and restrained tone of Congresswoman Rodgers’s speech, until she said:

So, tonight, I simply offer a prayer…

A prayer for Sgt. Hess’s family, your family, and for our larger American family.

That, with the guidance of God, we may prove worthy of His blessings of life … liberty … and the pursuit of happiness.

For when we embrace these gifts, we are each doing our part to form a more perfect union.

May God guide you and our President, and may God continue to bless the United States of America.

Is this rhetoric innocuous? Am…

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