It’s about time . . .

Obama quits Chicago church after long controversy

ABERDEEN, S.D. - Barack Obama said Saturday he has resigned his 20-year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago “with some sadness” in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and more recent fiery remarks at the church by a visiting priest.

Republican John McCain also has had his share of renouncing crazy-ass god-botherers, like Hagee and others.

Earlier this month, McCain rejected endorsements from two influential but controversial televangelists, saying there is no place for their incendiary criticisms of other faiths.

McCain spurned the months-old endorsement of Texas preacher John Hagee after an audio recording surfaced in which the preacher said God sent Adolf Hitler to help Jews reach the promised land. McCain called the comment “crazy and unacceptable.”

Unfortunately, they continue to cling to the god delusions and stand firm in that their “faith remains strong” and they “continue to pray” and talk to their invisible friend every day.

Ditching the crazies seems merely for protecting their political campaigns. BUT…at least they realize they must remain moderate, and they are trying to bring their personal beliefs back to a personal level, which is refreshing.

Maybe now the trend of kissing crazy evangelical butt is coming to an end and we can focus on the real issues of this election?