Support First Things by turning your adblocker off or by making a  donation. Thanks!

The picture at the right is of Secondhand Smoke—at least if one listens to Rhode Island Senator Whitehouse. He claims opponents of Obamacare are nothing but a bunch of racists and right wing fanatics who wish President Obama didn’t even exist. From the story quoting the senator:

“They are desperate to break this president. They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups, it is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist.

I guess that means the clear majority of country is overwhelmingly fanatic and rascist since about 60% of us oppose the bill.  Oh, when will the hate stop?  When will it stop?

Dear Reader,

Your charitable support for First Things is urgently needed before July 1.

First Things is a proudly reader-supported enterprise. The gifts of readers like you— often of $50, $100, or $250—make articles like the one you just read possible.

This Spring Campaign—one of our two annual reader giving drives—comes at a pivotal season for America and the church. With your support, many more people will turn to First Things for thoughtful religious perspectives on pressing issues of politics, culture, and public life.

All thanks to you. Will you answer the call?

Make My Gift

Comments are visible to subscribers only. Log in or subscribe to join the conversation.



Filter First Thoughts Posts

Related Articles