The first comes from Pope Benedict XVI.
"God manifests himself as Father in creation, inasmuch as He is the origin of life, and in creating, reveals his omnipotence."
In other words, that which is called "Father," the male, the sperm, is the source of life and is all powerful. No wonder women are considered as less than men in the Roman Catholic religion.
The second comes from Rick Santorum.
Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation’' on Sunday, Santorum said he was not questioning Obama’s religion, but was talking specifically about “radical environmentalists” who have an ideology “that man is here to serve the earth as opposed to husband its resources and be good stewards of the earth.”
“I wasn’t suggesting the president’s not a Christian. I accept the fact that the president’s a Christian,” Santorum said. He said his only criticism was of a worldview that “elevates the earth above man.”
As long as there are powerful people in the world who still believe that the universe exists to serve "man" we are truly screwed. Ironically, the land which is home to most of these scientifically and theologically inept fools, is suffering more than most from the devastating results of global warming. You would think that their magical thinking would lead them to conclude that their god was angry with them for messing up the earth's atmosphere and get on board the low emissions bandwagon. No such luck because their god only does bad things to people who don't vote the same way that they do so, to them, all these natural disasters must be the fault of someone else. Fortunately their god has given them a black man to blame for everything. The only thing that could beat that for these (male) dominionist chauvinists would be having a black woman to blame.