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Attn: God-Hating Liberals, Todd Akin is Sorry to Have Offended You -- Sort Of

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Todd Akin: Sorry if I don't float your boat, godless liberals.
Four days after saying in a radio interview that "at the heart of Liberalism is a hatred of God," U.S. Congressman Todd Akin has offered up a half-hearted apology.

Akin made the controversial statement during an interview broadcast Friday with the conservative Christian group Family Research Council. When the story blew up on Monday, Akin refused to apologize.

At first Akin (R - Wildwood) let his press secretary handle the blowback coming from religious leaders and left-wing news outlets. When that failed to stop the criticism, Akin agreed to let conservative toady Mark Reardon softball him on KMOX. During that interview late Monday, Akin dug in while rephrasing his initial comment. Liberals don't necessarily hate God, they just don't want to ever discuss God. Or maybe they just want to knee-cap their creator. We couldn't determine which when Akin told Reardon:

"There's just such a historic pattern there that I think that it probably could've been clarified but no, I'm not going to apologize for what I see liberalism doing in trying to take God out," said Akin.

Well, that was Monday. By Tuesday, Akin had once again changed his tune. This time apologizing -- sort of -- for his initial remarks made last week.

"People, who know me and my family, know that we take our faith and beliefs very seriously," said Akin in a statement posted on his website. "As Christians, we would never question the sincerity of anyone's personal relationship with God. My statement during my radio interview was directed at the political movement, Liberalism not at any specific individual. If my statement gave a different impression, I offer my apologies."

[To be read in your sassiest, sarcastic voice:] Now if that isn't a convincing mea culpa, we don't know what is.


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16 comments
Xray708
Xray708

I have no idea how liberals find Todd's comments offensive.  I just have to say, huh!!

I guess they like playing the double-game or bait and switch, whatever.

I don't know any liberals who are Christians.  I suppose there are some out there.  Maybe 3 or 4.

SOOTHSAYER
SOOTHSAYER

americrap sucks, i keep telling god to get off his dead ass and get me out of here but.....no move

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Kitty
Kitty

"As Christians, we would never question the sincerity of anyone's personal relationship with God." unless, of course, that person happens to be Barack Obama.

ColinSTL
ColinSTL

Hasn't anyone realized that the Pledge that was read was the original one?  The words "Under God" were added on in 1954--by the acolytes of Joe McCarthy.  And we all know how he turned out, didn't we?

Handsome Jimmy
Handsome Jimmy

Dude lost me when he hitched his wagon to the Family Research Council. 

FacePerson Employee
FacePerson Employee

I don't hate unicorns. But I think anyone who lives their life based on anything to do with unicorns is an imbecile. And when I say "unicorns", I mean "God", because both are fictional creatures.

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

Akin doesn't understand there are liberal Christians (and Jews, and Muslims), because he's never met one in his insulated world.  What he meant to say (and was too inarticulate to do it) was that NBC made a conscious, anti-religious choice to edit out "under God" in its US Open lead-in.  

Not all Christians are conservatives, and not all atheists are liberals.  On the other hand, all things Akin has said on the matter are painfully stupid.

Your Momma
Your Momma

Akin should read the Treaty of Tripoli. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion"Many modern day conservatives love their revisionist history. They just don't ever want to discuss the fact that this country's roots came from people trying to escape religious oppression or that there is separation of church and state. 

Your Momma
Your Momma

"NBC made a conscious, anti-religious choice to edit out "under God" in its US Open lead-in."

Pro-Separation of Church and State is not the same as Anti-Religious. 

Just as Christian isn't anti-atheist, and Atheist isn't Anti-Religion. 

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

So NBC is now "State?"  Or its now taken the public stand on trying to preserve separation of church and state?  I guess the latter explains why NBC broadcast the royal wedding in April.  In a church.  With a priest.  Praying, even.

ProjectMelton
ProjectMelton

Actually, the phrase "Separation of Church and State" was penned by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury Baptists, in which he wrote:

"I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State." 

Also, John Locke was not a liberal in the same sense that Americans use the word liberal today. Locke was associated with what's known as Classical Liberalism, which is  quite different. 

Elisabethd
Elisabethd

The concept of the separation of church and state was John Locke's interpretation of the first amendment who was a noted liberal back in his day.   His interpretation has been erroneously interjected as fact to what some people think the constitution says.  The constitution of the United States mentions religion in two separate areas, both in the first amendment and neither of which refer to "separation of church and state" with that specific terminology.   The first mention notes that the government cannot makes laws regarding anyone's religion.   The second mention notes that the government cannot impose one national religion on everyone.   If the founding fathers of the United States had written the constitution based on Locke's interpretation,  they never in a million years would have put "in God we trust" on every piece of currency.

Your Momma
Your Momma

I never said NBC is a state. Not sure where you're coming from. 

If they were indeed trying to make a statement by removing 'Under God' as you proffer, than that would be a statement in support of separation of church and state as dictated by the U.S. Constitution and tradition. Such a statement is NOT anti-religious, as you put it. 

Has nothing to do with England. You seem lost. 

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