Atheists - the new n-words
NEW YORK A new Gallup survey confirms that Americans claim they will be willing to vote for a woman (read: Hillary Clinton) or a black (read: Barack Obama) for president next year. But they still raise questions about voting for a well-qualified Mormon (Mitt Romney) or 72-year-old (John McCain) or someone who has been divorced twice (Rudy Giuliani)....and the extent to which we are captives of the beliefs of others? "Asked if they'd be willing to vote for a "generally well-qualified" candidate with the following characterisitics," only 45% would vote for an atheist.
Surprisingly, nearly as many say they would vote for a homosexual (55%) as say they would vote for a 72-year-old (57%).
Isis! Isis! Ra! Ra! Ra!