Yesterday, Truman identified a particularly yummy bit of babble by Representative Steve King of Iowa in which he asserts that America is a Christian nation because we speak English and derive our cherished values from the ancient Greeks. Roll that thought around your brain a little bit. It’s just so savory.
As with all yummy, savory morsels, I find I want more after I’ve tasted one. Steve King’s words are like Lay’s brand potato chips. So I headed over to read Steve King’s full speech and gulp down some more salty goodness. Rep. King didn’t disappoint. Here are his thoughts on killing dogs and our Christian Nation:
We still have the American people who, as a culture, understand Christian values and Christian principles, the Judeo-Christian values that are timeless.
So I would illustrate that, Madam Speaker, in this way. An example would be this: Let’s just say if an honorable man from Texas were to pull into his driveway and his neighbor’s dog had gotten loose and had run underneath the tire of his car. If you’re in Texas or Iowa or most of the places in the country, if you run over your neighbor’s dog, what do you do? This is how I’m going to illustrate this is a Christian Nation. You go over and knock on your neighbor’s door and you say, Well, Joe, I just killed your dog. I’m sorry.
Well, there are two things that happened there. One of them is confession, I just killed your dog. I’m sorry, his repentance. The third thing you say is, Will you forgive me? I didn’t mean to. It was an accident. So you would have confession, repentance, and you ask for forgiveness. And the neighbor, Joe, will say, Well, it wasn’t your fault. Of course you’re forgiven. And that is the path of Christian forgiveness that takes place even when we run over our neighbor’s dog.
This is a Christian Nation.
Get that? The way we can prove that the United States of America is a Christian Nation is that if we run over our neighbor’s dog, we go knock on the owner’s door and say we’re sorry. I guess this means that in non-Christian nations like Nepal and Israel and Singapore and Japan, nobody apologizes for anything! And if the test for Christianity is being sorry and apologizing for killing your neighbor’s dog, then I guess that means that only Christians don’t like killing their neighbors’ dogs.
The things we learn from our politicians today. Thanks for the lesson, Steve King, but that’s all for today. I’m off now to behead your Chihuahua.