I’m taking the quote out of Jim Emerson’s Scanners blog in an entry discussing Kirk’s involvement with Ray Comfort’s plan to bring their edited version of Charles Darwin’s classic to college campuses. Kirk believes their mission is vital because,
“One by one, we’re being stripped of our God-given liberties. Our kids can no longer pray in public.”
I like Emerson’s serious reply to this (what tyrannical state does Kirk live in?) but maybe it’s something simpler — maybe people these days are just more likely to think twice before they pull their portable prayer booths out in public. But sorry, Kirk — embarrassment isn’t liberty stripping, even if “bare ass” seems to be a part of the word.
It’s impolite, is the main thing. It’s like nose picking. You feel compelled to do it, you have that undeniable itch, but for goodness sake, don’t assume the whole world wants to watch you explore your innermost at the dinner table and then eat with those hands. Yick.
It’s not your rights to pray or read bibles or teach commandments being stamped out, we’re asking you to move over and make room for everyone else who might not want to do that kind of thing. Get your fricken holy elbows off the world’s table, people. You’re not the only folks in the world, no matter how much you might wish it, beg for it, pray for it. You’re not and you never were. You only thought you were.
Check out the rest of Emerson’s serious responses to Kirk’s loony outlook on Christian persecution in the good ole U. S. of A. It’s good eatin’.