Things have gotten so bad for the Christian right in America now that gay people are starting to be treated like human beings with equal rights that many think we’re “past the tipping point.” But near fear, bigots, because Jim DeMint has a message of hope for you that all may not be lost:
“An intellectual analysis of where we are would say we probably passed the tipping point. Technically, it’s going to be very difficult to turn around. That’s my head analysis,” DeMint said. “My heart analysis is that I know the spirit of freedom still runs deep within the hearts of millions and millions of Americans. I also know that this country has been blessed by God, it’s in His hands and that spiritual revival is still very possible in our country.
“We’ve got a better chance of turning our country around than our founders did, winning a war of independence against Britain. The odds have been against us before. We can turn it around, but only if people understand what’s wrong,” he said.
That’s just platitudinous bullshit in every way, from the ridiculous distinction between “head analysis” and “heart analysis” — no Jim, it’s all in your head, as are all thoughts, even ones as dumb as this — to the claim that the “spirit of freedom” runs deep in Americans to inane idea that “spiritual revival” is going to change things back to the way the right wing so desperately wants it to be. But by all means, keep praying for it. Do it 24 hours a day.