Louisiana strikes again.
Sunday evening, at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Central, near Baton Rouge, the pastor told the congregation at a Rick Santorum rally that "this nation was founded as a Christian nation." And if you don't like how we roll in that regard, "Get out!"
"There is one God, and his name is Jesus!" shouted the Rev. Dennis Terry.
In the sanctuary, a massive American flag hung behind him. On the video of his remarks, nowhere could you see a cross.
THEN on Wednesday, Saints fans all across Louisiana became irate that the National Football League hammered their team over its practice of paying bounties for injuring opposing players. The fine, Christian people of the Gret Stet may believe, technically, in "Thou shalt not kill" but point out that the good book never said "Thou shalt not cripple the other team for cash."
Besides, everybody else does it.
And today, during a Santorum event at a West Monroe shooting range, a woman in the crowd drawled "Pretend it's Obama!" as the Republican presidential candidate, .45 in hand, drew a bead on a silhouette target.
People around her laughed.
BECAUSE that's how people roll in the Christianest part of Christian America -- "Thou shalt not kill . . . unless it's that commerniss son-of-a-bitch Barack Obama." It's in the Bible -- somewhere in the black . . . uh, back.
"And if you don't love America, and you don't like the way we do things, I have just one thing to say. Get out!"
I think the "or else" is -- click -- understood.