Sunday, June 09, 2013

Know thy enemy - Al Bedrosian

Al Bedrosian is a Republican candidate for one of five open seats on Virginia's Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. His Christian extremism should prevent him from winning, but you never know.

Candidate for Roanoke County Board of Supervisors: Religious Freedom Only Applies to Christians

In Virginia, Al Bedrosian is the Republican candidate in the race to win one of the five seats on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. There’s no Democrat in the race; he’s running against independent Gary Jarrell.

None of this would be particularly newsworthy outside of Roanoke if it weren’t for this opinion piece Bedrosian wrote for the Roanoke Times nears six years ago, in which he talks about how this country is not only a Christian nation, but one where non-Christians should not be allowed to worship at all:

Read more at Patheos and the Friendly Atheist

This man's position is one step away from calling for non-christians to be expelled from the country. He is on the lunatic fringe of Christianity, but still a viable Republican candidate.