God Has a Home in the Republican Party

The Republican National Committee has hired Chad Connelly as their “faith outreach director” (it really should be Christian outreach director; it’s not like they’re reaching out to Muslims or Hindus) and he’s making sure everyone knows that the Republican party is God’s political home.

RNC faith director Chad Connelly said during a recent interview with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network that Republicans aren’t moving away from conservative stances on issues like marriage equality. In fact, Connelly said that the GOP adopted “the most pro-faith, pro-family, best platform ever put in in Republican Party or political party history down in Tampa in 2012.”

“The Republican Party is the natural home for people of faith,” he said. “This is the place where God’s got a home.”

Sounds like a good reason not to vote Republican.

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  • John Pieret

    This is the place where God’s got a home.

    Yeah, but there is a restrictive covenant in the deed prohibiting him from selling it to the wrong sort of god.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    The GOP has such a Big Tent that God fits in it.

  • jws1

    Guess they figured Christian outreach was much more attainable for them than female or minority outreach.

  • petemoulton

    “Sounds like a good reason not to vote Republican.”

    I’ll add it to the list.

  • Michael Heath

    petemoulton writes:

    I’ll add it to the list.

    A very long list that keeps growing.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    jws1 “Guess they figured Christian outreach was much more attainable for them than female or minority outreach.”

    Obviously. The Republican message just doesn’t seem to resonate with whores and thugs, no matter how they rephrase it! Worse, the harder they blow the dog whistle, the faster minorites run away from them, straight in to the arms of the Democrat party, who promise to abet both sluttery and the so-called “right” to vote!

    Us Republicans just can’t win with You People!

  • Nemo

    God’s Own Party.

    (it really should be Christian outreach director; it’s not like they’re reaching out to Muslims or Hindus)

    They do include some token Jews.

  • Matt G

    I thought *everybody* at the RNC did faith outreach.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    They let him sleep on the couch, except when he has to go to the garden shed during cocktail parties.

  • Taz

    Gott mit them.

  • rationalinks

    “The Republican Party is the natural home for people of faith,” he said. “This is the place where God’s got a home.”

    What he really means is that the GOP party is a place where rich, white, Christian men got a home.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @7. Nemo : Also Mormons. Hell, the last Republican contender for POTUS was Mormon!

  • D. C. Sessions

    Isn’t that the kind of thing you say to someone who isn’t welcome anywhere else?

    So many ways to take that …

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    “This is the place where God’s got a home.”

    Hang on, I thought God’s home was the Ark of the Covenant?

    Either that or Mount Olympus or, hmm .. perhaps, maybe that Hawaiian volcano? (Pele? Or was he the soccer player?)

    Funnily enough, never thought of God as much of a party guy ..

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Well, not so much a home as a cellar they keep him locked up in due to multiple escape attempts.

    Every four years they invoke his former earthly manifestation known as “Reagan” who taught the true conservative faith of fuck the poor and tax breaks for the already obscenely rich.

    Jesus, with his whining about helping the takers was whacked about 30 years ago and buried in a swamp in New Jersey.

  • Chiroptera

    “The Republican Party is the natural home for people of faith,” he said.

    Ugh. Remember who Conelly is calling “people of faith”: people who resist any and all accurate information about the world in which we live and who constantly confuse emotional appeals with reasoned analysis.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    Going for the Christians, eh? Geez, what’s next, older white guys? Alabama rednecks? Deracinated African Americans? Inexplicably right-wing-leaning Cuban refugees? Is there no end to their big tent ambitions?

  • dingojack

    Stevo – to be fair, Mittens heard about the Waffen Schutzstaffel motto and thought it was all about him.
    :) Dingo

  • Al Dente

    Dingojack @18

    Waffen Schutzstaffel motto

    The motto of both the Waffen-SS and Allgemeine-SS was Meine Ehre heißt Treue (“My Honor is Loyalty”). The German Heer (Army) had Gott mit Uns (“God is with us”) engraved on their belt buckles.

  • busterggi

    You have to admire the inclusiveness of the GOP – I hear they are even allowing Catholics to join now.

  • lorn

    A nice picture of one of those belt buckles, and an illuminating blog thrown in as a bonus.

    http://thideology.blogspot.com/2005/09/gott-mit-uns.html


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