Groundhog-like, the hermit emerges briefly to note a small victory for sanity this week, when the US military academy at West Point was forced to rescind an invitation to certified bigot and extremist William Boykin, a self-described ‘Kingdom Warrior,’ to address their national prayer breakfast.
In fact they didn’t actually un-ask him. They gave him the option of saying he was canceling. I believe the technical military term for this is Covering Your Ass.
That’s the good news, sort of. The bad news is of course that he was even invited in the first place.
And the real point is this: what the hell is the US military academy doing having a ‘national prayer breakfast’ in the first place?
To which a friend commented by forwarding this video clip (as he notes, it even includes a reference to breakfast cereal):