Kyrsten Sinema is newly elected to the U. S. House of Representatives from Arizona. She declares herself a “none”, not affiliated with any religion. She does not agree to be called an atheist or agnostic or anything else. On top of that, unmarried, she says she is attracted to men and women equally, bisexual.
I wonder how many people send Representative Sinema scripture everyday. It probably tops what received when I was a Mayor.
Back in the days of segregation, the most sinful thing in the U. S. was interracial marriage. This had been replaced by homosexuality and non belief. Representative Sinema surely must represent the most sinful immaginable to today’s fundamentalist Christian wing.
That she could be elected must mean there has been a lightening up of voter attitudes toward non belief and diversity in sexuality. Although she is a Democrat, it’s hard to grasp her election took place in the same country as the Iowa Republican Presidential Caucuses where candidates competed on being favorites of God.
Her election could reflect an unintended consequence of the redistricting in recent decades. Republicans have been most successful in “fixing” districts so they are safe Republican seats. The result has been ever more conservative candidates winning in those districts.
However, politics has its ways of evening things up. What we are seeing is Democrat candidates like Sinema who are, not only liberal, but are from the set of people most despised by Republicans, godless and gay.
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