Not sure when it happened, but at some point in recent history, it became okay to be a complete douche in public.
Perhaps it's a backlash to the political correctness movement, egged on by the supreme douchelords of our time, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Oh, and don't forget the almighty douchess herself, Sarah Palin.
Used to be, people wouldn't say shit like this in a public forum. So, you're a pastor at a megachurch in Texas and you feel the spirit of the lord move you to claim that Islam is an 'evil religion'? How very 'godlike' of you. Personally, I think all religions have contributed more than their fair share of evil to our planet, but that's for another blog on another day.
Shouldn't those in positions of power feel some obligation to speak with some fucking reason?
Now this pastor is on a crusade to vilify local businesses who don't demonstrate a satisfactory level of Christmas spirit? What a wonderful idea. Nothing gets people feeling jolly like a good old fashioned jolt of public humiliation.
If it were just this Dallas-based douche that was mouth-crapping this nonsense upon his flock, that'd be okay. But it seems that the entire country has become infected with the 'if i think it i must say it' virus.
From possible presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich:
"Obama is so outside our comprehension that only if you understand Kenyan, anticolonial behavior can you begin to piece [him] together."
From Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota:
"I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence."
From former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell:
"American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains."
Now, some will say that people are just speaking their minds and how can that be a bad thing? Under normal circumstances I might agree. But judging from what I'm hearing out of all these nitwits lately, I think it's clear that some minds are best left unspoken.