Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bush's Base Losing the Faith?

I moved to Florida for the summer. And one thing I knew would happen is that my mom would drag me to her church which is a very conservative Southern Baptist church. And by very conservative I mean women must have long hair, not wear pants, and submit to your husbands church. And during the sermon the preacher railed against liberals, the first ammendment, promoted corporal punishment, and villainized Catholics.

However, he also questioned the original logic of the war in Iraq, asked for a quick resolution to it, and asked that everyone pray for the troops and a speedy resolution to the occupation. And the congregation Amen'ed every word of that.

I was pleasantly surprised. America isn't as sheeplike as I had feared apparently.