by David Badash
on October 5, 2012
Sally Quinn, longtime Washington Post writer, today claimed that you can only be an American citizen if you believe in God. Yes, you read that right. Quinn, who decades ago famously was hired having never written an article in her life, pens the Post’s “On Faith” column, and included this rave review of Mitt Romney‘s debate performance in her column, “Romney captures the God vote at first debate,” yesterday:
This is a religious country. Part of claiming your citizenship is claiming a belief in God, even if you are not Christian.. [sic] We’ve got the Creator in our Declaration of Independence. We’ve got “In God We Trust” on our coins. We’ve got “one nation under God” in our Pledge of Allegiance. And we say prayers in the Senate and the House of Representatives to God.
“When Mitt Romney mentioned the ‘Creator’ in the debate Wednesday, he owned it. ‘We’re all children of the same God,’ he said,” Quinn adds.
(Those who follow me on Twitter know I live-tweeted the debate, and when Romney uttered that offensive falsehood, I responded:
“Part of claiming your citizenship is claiming a belief in God, even if you are not Christian.”
So, all those who either don’t believe in God, or aren’t sure about our degree of faith, are hereby not American citizens.