You may recall an entry I wrote awhile back about Larry Darby and his run for the office of Attorney General in Alabama and my amazement at discovering he was such a blatant racist after receiving several emails he sent out as part of his campaign. Larry didn’t win the election, but he did do a lot better than you might think for someone who espoused such openly bigoted viewpoints and intentions. He managed to win several counties in his state and pulled in more votes than the former “Ten Commandments Judge,” Roy Moore, who was running for governor.
Now that the election is over Darby’s upset that so many atheists criticized his racist statements and actively campaigned against him:
Darby, a Montgomery lawyer who received more votes in Huntsville than Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson, released a long written statement Friday saying that others in the atheist community had turned their backs on him.
“Contrary to expectation, many atheist member organizations or many groups that allegedly represent free thinkers were quick to jump on the Judeo-Marxist bandwagon and dis(a)ssociate themselves from me,” Darby wrote.
Darby had fallen out of favor with many groups after he said he doubted the veracity of the Holocaust.
Darby seems to think that by virtue of calling himself an atheist that all atheists would vote for him regardless of how idiotic he acted. He apparently doesn’t understand what the phrase “Freethinker” means. Still, that’s not the most amazing thing about this new item.
***Dave remarked with some relief on my earlier entry that he was glad Darby was on our side of the aisle as his side already had enough of these sorts of idiots. Alas it looks like Darby has decided to switch sides:
“I agree with moral precepts put forth by Jesus of Nazareth and I am Christian in a sense that Jesus of Nazareth would approve,” Darby wrote.
Granted it appears the sect of Christianity Darby has adopted consists of himself as the sole member as he claims he will continue to crusade against “Judeo-Marxism,” whatever the hell that is, but he no longer considers himself an atheist. Oh, and he plans to run for office again. Sorry ***Dave, but it’s not like we kicked him out or anything. He made this decision on his own.