Howard Dean spoke at a religious conference in Washington D.C. yesterday. The news report does not state what religious conference it was, exactly, but the DNC chair made some bizarre remarks:
“We’re about the enter the 60s again,” an “age of enlightenment led by religious figures who want to greet Americans with a moral, uplifting vision.”
Yeah. Religious morals are the first thing I think of when I think of the 60s, too.
After stating that America “is about as divided as it has been probably since the Civil War,” Dean declared that “we need to come together around moral principles, and I’m talking about moral principles like making sure no child goes to bed hungry at night.”
Just so everyone knows he is not talking about moral principles like not murdering unborn children or not protecting the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman for life.
“I do think that empowering people to help themselves is what we should be doing in the 21st century,” he added, stating that the Democratic Party now emphasizes the value of work.
Don’t let the welfare recipients who vote Democrat hear you say that, Howard. But the strangest thing he said has to be:
“I came in the wrong door when I first got here,” Dean said. “I came in the back, and everybody was talking about praising the Lord, and I thought, ‘I am home. Finally, a group of people who want to praise the Lord and help their fellow man just like Jesus did and just like Jesus taught.’ Thank you so much for doing that for me.”
He sounds strangely like one of the pagans from Constantine’s day, trying to figure out a way to save himself from the “face of Him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.” “Hey, I’m one of you … really, I am! I praise the Lord all the time! You folks are my homies!” He must not have a very high opinion of Christians if he thinks we are dumb enough to believe that.