68% of Registered Republicans, 49% of Registered Democrats Believe in Demonic Possession

Why wasn’t demonic possession addressed in the Presidential debates?! Demons are obviously as important an issue as low/no taxes, denying reproductive and LGBT rights, and keeping semi-automatic rifles in the hands of God (and demon) fearing Americans, since according to a  poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, 68% of registered Republican voters believe in demonic possession. And it’s not just the GOP– 49% of Democratic voters also believe that demons can possess us.

Granted, one could argue that “demons” are negative impulses, psychological aberrations, mental illness etc., but in theology demons are disincarnate entities which occupy people and places and cause all kind of havoc. However, demons can be controlled and mastered, but this should only be done by individuals with proper training, not by anyone hanging out their shingle as an exorcist-or by depressed metal heads who have played Black Sabbath records backwards one too many times.

Nutbags are all too ready to blame anything and everything they dislike, fear or can’t explain on demons, witchcraft, voodoo, curses, and related supernatural concepts (which in all fairness, I believe in some of that stuff, too, though I use Occam’s Razor,  lex parsimoniae, first, before exploring other worldly causes, since resorting to “Curses! Witchcraft!” as the go-to for everything from lost keys and flickering light bulbs to a bad date is exhausting and silly. Usually there are simple, mundane explanations for stuff).

Some major questions that should be explored regarding demonic possession: How many politicians do believers feel are possessed? Is outsourcing of jobs caused by demonic possession? Can Wall Street be exorcised? And what strange malignant force, what ancient unnamed evil controls Dick Cheney?

GWBush’s Daughter Barbara Bush Speaks Up for Marriage Equality

Barbara Bush, the older fraternal twin of former president George W. Bush has joined her mother Laura Bush, anti-Prop 8 attorney Ted Olsen and Dick Cheney (!) as a supporter of marriage equality, appearing in a new video from the Human Rights Campaign’s “New Yorkers for Marriage Equality”  push.

I’m Barbara Bush and I’m a New Yorker for marriage equality.  New York is about fairness and equality and everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love.  Join us.

In September BB attended the American Foundation for Equal Rights dinner in New York.

The reality is marriage equality is a non-partisan issue. It doesn’t matter if the Pope or Pat Robertson marries a couple; unless they have that piece of paper signed and mailed in, they aren’t married. So let’s let everyone have that civil license and leave the churches, temples, groves to their own God/s, while the bureaucrats handle their business.