The people who call Republicans "evil" subscribe to a political platform that essentially consists of breaking the Ten Commandments one by one. They are for adultery, lying about adultery, covetousness, killing the unborn, and stealing from the middle class (the "rich") and giving to teachers and trial lawyers (the "poor"). They create new myths and a new priesthood all to justify a worldview that is the rejection of the Judeo-Christian vision of man's role in the universe. They have more shibboleths than the Old Testament tribe of Gileadites— Halliburton; global warming; antichoice; "Bush lied, kids died!" And they are full of towering, smug, intolerant, self-righteous rage.
If Democrats ever dared speak coherently about what they believe, the American people would lynch them. So they claim to believe in God, much as Paul Begala claims to go "duck hunting" (liberal code for "antiquing"). At the beginning of the 2004 presidential campaign, the Democratic Leadership Council held briefings to teach Democratic candidates how to simulate a belief in God. To ease the Druids into it, the DLC recommended using phrases like "God's green earth." (The DLC also suggested avoiding the use of phrases such as "goddamned, motherf—ing Republicans!")
During the primaries, Howard Dean began goading the press to talk about religion but, after claiming the Book of Job was his favorite book in the Bible, was unable to place it in the correct Testament. Regular Talmudic scholars, these Democrats.
Throughout the 2004 campaign, the Democrats were looking for a Democrat who believed in God—a pursuit similar to a woman searching for a boyfriend in a room full of choreographers. The religious outreach coordinator hired by the Democratic National Committee was Brenda Bartella Peterson, who had signed a brief to the Supreme Court advocating the removal of "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Apparently, Madalyn Murray O'Hair was unavailable.
The religion adviser to John Kerry's presidential campaign was Mara Vanderslice. She had previously been the religious outreach coordinator for Howard Dean—an assignment that would have required the patience of Job, whoever the hell he was.
Vanderslice had spoken at rallies cosponsored by the radical gay group ACT UP, famous for a protest at St. Patrick's Cathedral at which its members spat the Eucharist on the floor. She had been an organizer of violent protests in Seattle and Washington, D.C., when liberals reacted as any normal person would by smashing Starbucks windows and torching police cars because some bankers had come to town for a meeting.
Vanderslice majored in "peace studies" at Earlham College. There she was a member of the Marxist-Leninist group that supported convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. That's devoutly religious for a Democrat. In fact, by Democratic standards Vanderslice was a veritable C. S. Lewis.