On Facebook, a Major Source of the Stupid, comes this bit of brilliance. (It ranks right up there with a bumper sticker I saw on a high schooler's car some years ago, which read "If they can ban toy guns in schools, why can't they ban the real things?" Facepalm.)
So the smug author of this bilge thinks that religion belongs closeted in churches and in homes only. Let's explore the ramifications of this concept, shall we?
Perhaps Liberal Genius would like to shed his or her wallet of every coin and bill it contains. After all, they're inscribed with the motto "In God We Trust." and religion does not belong in our government!
Let's close down every Catholic hospital, even if they do accept Medicaid and other low-income patients.
Let's close down the Salvation Army, which is actually a Christian denomination, not just a charity. And while we're at it, let's shut down Lutheran World Relief, Catholic Charities, Samaritan's Purse, or any other charities that are associated with the Christian faith.
If Liberal Genius's public schools are failing -- too bad for his or her kids! We need to shut down those parochial schools, too.
Let's close down businesses which are based on Christian principles, like Chick-fil-A -- woot, woot! Oh, wait, that also include a popular clothing store, Forever 21, which imprints John 3:16 on the bottoms of their bags.
All those high school and college kids who spend their spring breaks volunteering to help the needy through the auspices of their parochial schools or their churches -- well, they need to stay home. The witness to their faith belongs in their home and church, not in public.
Little Gabrielle Williams, the lovely gymnastics star of the London Olympics, should just shut up about her Christian beliefs. And as for you, Tim Tebow -- football season's coming up. The Religion Police are watching you, too.
Yes, according to Liberal Genius, Christians have no place in the Public Square.
But good luck checking into the Christopher Hitchens Memorial Atheist Hospital.