Our country is ill-served by having zealots in high offices
Last updated 12/12/2019 at 11:32am
Back in 2003, in a top-secret international phone call, former President George W. Bush urged French President Jacques Chirac to join America in invading Iraq on grounds that Christian nations must thwart the Satanic forces of Gog and Magog. Chirac was baffled by such crack-pottery. A few French newspapers wrote derisive sneers about the born-again U.S. leader.
Today, it’s déjà vu all over again. Religious kooks in high office are an absurd facet of the Republican Trump administration.
Vice President Mike Pence is a hero of the evangelical Religious Right. He opposes the teaching of...