Where is the Freedom From Religion Foundation when you need them? How dare John Kerry, the United States Secretary of State, insert his religious beliefs while on duty as a public official? And not only did he mix his religion with politics, he mixed it with science, something that atheists find blasphemous.
But alas, he’s a liberal in a Democratic-controlled administration, so he gets a pass. And besides, he was only trying to pander to the “faith” community. It was at a ceremony honoring Shaarik Zafar, a Muslim, as the State Department’s pick as the Special Representative to Muslim Communities that Kerry made his offensive and gratuitous religious remarks.
“Our fates are inextricably linked on any number of things that we must confront and deal with in policy concepts today. Our fates are inextricably linked on the environment. For many of us, respect for God’s creation also translates into a duty to protect and sustain His first creation: Earth, the planet. Before God created man, He created Heavens and Earth. Confronting climate change is, in the long run, one of the greatest challenges that we face, and you can see this duty or responsibility laid down in scriptures, clearly, beginning in Genesis… Our response to this challenge ought to be rooted in a sense of stewardship of Earth. And for me and for many of us here today, that responsibility comes from God.”
Is it any coincidence that Kerry talks about religion in the same breath that he talks about global warming? I don’t think so.