Missouri Rep: Liberals Have “Hatred For God,” But Has His Own Pledge Issues [VIDEOS]

Missouri Representative Todd Akin apparently has never met one single Democrat who goes to church.  Or so it must be, since according to him, liberals all have a hatred of God, and that was why the “under God” part of the Pledge of Allegiance was skipped during an NBC broadcast.

Watch the video below, via Rightwing Watch.

 

 
Ironically, though, Akin’s not that great at reciting the pledge himself, as you will see.  Hey, at least he got the “under God” part right.
 

 
Photo credit: Youtube screen grab

121 comments

William Y.
William Y.3 years ago

Carole C. says, "That's funny, from their manic diatribes, it seems to me that Republicans like him are hate-filled poseurs pretending to follow Christianity's tenets."


You are just figuring this out?

Marianne B.
MARIA B.3 years ago

A really stupid statement by a really stupid man.

Charli S.
Charlotte S.3 years ago

To say that all liberals hate God is just as stupid as saying all conservatives are ignorant. This is just another example of the prejudice and extremism that permeates our political climate. Unless we can get rid of this far left/far right mentality our republic is doomed.

Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle4 years ago

Most people, whether liberal or conservative, believe in some spiritual presence. I really HATE these fundamentalists who think their way is the only way. I'm an atheist, but saying, "under god" doesn't bother me -- it's tradition.

Adam G.
Adam G.5 years ago

I've never met a fundamentalist xian who emulates their saviour, therefore all fundies must be agents of satan.

Marcus Fish
Marcus Fish5 years ago

Good points all!

To preface, I have no judgment on others based on their beliefs - or lack of.

Despite what Republicans think, you don't have to be full of hate and anger to love God - some of us are compassionate liberals!

Seriously, I think about this - like Jane P said - what side would Jesus be on? I feel strongly he would be a liberal, big on welfare for the people and "entitlement programs"... maybe even socialist...

I know for SURE he wouldn't be Republican giving money and tax breaks to the rich and wealthy...

Go to almost any church/denomination and ask the clergy if capitalism is good - many will respond that it is based on greed and not beneficial to the common good of the people... traditionally greed is one of the sins after all. Capitalism worships the dollar as God.

It always about the sensationalism with these guys... sheesh.

Maarja L.
Maarja L.5 years ago

First, he is making a logical mistake. Can't generalize that way accurately.

Second, why do some people think that everybody must be Christian in order to be good and kind and decent etc? One of my close friends is Christian, I am something of a deist (in my opinion a god exists and created the universe, but doesn't really care about anyone or anything personally) and we don't get into hate-filled religious disputes. And yes, we are both considered nice people by others.

Michael P.
Michael P.5 years ago

Every time I see a picture of one of these self righteous jerkoffs they always look like some out of touch mutant from outer space. These were the people in high school who were members of every social organization there, but still never figured out how to fit in. Pathetic.

Patrick F.
Patrick f.5 years ago

I can understand people have the views, doesn't really matter how off course they are, but there should be some standards for anyone running for public office.

Sharon Balloch
Sharon Balloch5 years ago

As a born again Christian I am happy folks do not go to church if they are not believers.. that would make them false Christians and we already have enough of those thanks.