The Des Moines Register , always the bastion of repeating whatever any silly church happens to say, had this headline on the front page of Saturday’s edition: “Bible tells us I-35 is holy road, say some Christians”. Thankfully, they were at least reprinting Minneapolis Star Tribune  story, but still, above the fold on the front page. “35 days of Prayer”, all of this based on Isaiah 35:8 “And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not pass over it, and fools shall not err therein”. Churches in 17 cities participated in the 35 days of prayer… seems to me they are the fools.
Aside from the fact that this is just plain idiotic, it frustrates me that the liberal “Newspaper Iowa Depends Upon” does whatever it can to magnify the stupidity of a minority of those that profess Christ but are just caught up in every mystical idea that someone can sell in order to paint a picture of the Religious Right as a bunch of bumpkins. Of course, the Star Tribune is just as bad, but front page?
The Register was at least smart enough NOT to post this on their web site, not so the Star Tribune. But imagine my surprise (well, maybe not so much) to find a video of Pat Robertson’s “news” show promoting the same ridiculous garbage.
Granted, Saturday was a REALLY SLOW NEWS DAY. The main headline for the day was “THE DAY AFTER”, and takes up the rest of the the top half and more than half the bottom half of the front page with what amounts to the rest of the news from the caucuses that didn’t make it into the Friday edition, along with snippets of what it’s like to clean up after a major political event. Woo hoo.
Update: Fixing typo. Couldn’t let it sit.