Pastor Jody Hice, who will almost certainly represent Georgia in the next Congress, simply cannot understand how anyone could object to school-sponsored prayer. Assuming that everyone must believe exactly as he does — or that they don’t matter if they do not — he advocates pure majoritarianism:
“We have a majority of people who want to have a prayer before a ballgame and yet we are rapidly becoming a society where the minority rule,” Hice lamented, adding, “If you’re in the majority in a situation like this, the minority rules. I don’t believe that is the intent of our Constitution.”
So if the majority decided to, say, outlaw prayer and bible reading, you’d be perfectly find with that, right? Of course not. You’d scream about your rights. But you only believe in rights when they belong to you, screw everyone else.
“Who could possibly be offended” by a school-sponsored sectarian prayer, Hice asked, recalling that in his school athletic years a prayer was read before every game and “I don’t recall anyone on either side of our competition every being taken off in an ambulance to the hospital.”
Leaving aside the utter stupidity of claiming that if there are prayers said before a football game, no one will get injured…You know who could be offended? You could, Mr. Hice. The moment a prayer is offered that is not Christian, you would be so offended that you would be screaming bloody murder. But since you’re safely in the majority for now, you don’t care that anyone else might be offended.