I know this is old news but old news has a way of taking its time getting to me, hence its name.
Apparently Americans are more likely to vote for a black person and a woman over a Mormon but the Catholics have it in the bag. And an atheist stands no chance in hell. (ha!) But, rest assured, my gay friends, you have a better chance at getting voted into office than an atheist.
I wonder how many folks currently in office are gay. Surely there must be some. And I wonder how many folks are gay atheists. How about a gay, atheist and female? And I wonder if things would be different if people could tell someone was gay just by looking at them, or if you could spot an atheist in a crowd of people. Do people see this belief and/or orientation as something sneaky and are therefore afraid of it? Or does it really just boil down to bigotry and hatred? What are people afraid of? That a gay person is going to run for president and change our national anthem to “My Heart Will Go On?” Are they afraid that the atheists are going to take over and invite the devil in a blue dress into the oval office for a blowjob? Does it really just boil down to the fact that our nation really is just one nation under God? (As long as it’s a Catholic God, of course.)
This poll depresses me a little bit.