MEMO FROM THE GET A LIFE DEPARTMENT:
Humanist Organization Boycotts Christian Concert Sponsor
Many thanks to blogger Mark Shea at Catholic and Enjoying It!for bringing the following to the public's attention: "In a world riven by war and Islamicist terror, the American Humanist Association stood up for the things that really matter!"
Yes, the Enlightened Ones at the AHA once again demonstrate their Open-Mindedness and Love of Free Inquiry by trying to get Chevrolet to repent of the Mortal Sin of corportate sponsorship of religious music, even a form as innocuous as Christian Rock. Why, that would be --GASP!!!-- mixing reilgion and ...and ...and... YIKES!.. ART!!! Nosirree, we can't have that.
The AHA's "rationale" for its latest attempt at the Separation of Church and Reality was wrapped in a typically (for AHA) two-faced and paranoid spin on the subject:
It represents a significant entry into the culture war by a major corporation, an entry that can't help but lead the public to conclude that Chevy and perhaps its parent, General Motors, feel the attributes that they refer to, family orientation and great values, are to be found only in Christianity.
Too bad the AHA wasn't around during the Renaissance to nip in the bud all that annoying religious art and music funded by all those wealthy Italian, French, and Spanish merchant families whose intention, no doubt, was to "lead the public to conclude" that the d'Medicis and Borgias (for example) "feel the attributes that they refer to, family orientation and great values, are to be found only in Christianity."
It seems that some folks have waaaaaaay to much time on their hands.