Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker was already in hot water with the GOP base for criticizing Sarah Palin. Now she may be excommunicated for declaring that the GOP has a God problem. “The evangelical, right-wing branch of the GOP is what ails the erstwhile conservative party and will continue to afflict and marginalize its constituents if reckoning doesn’t soon cometh,” she wrote. “Simply put: Armband religion is killing the Republican Party. The choir has become absurdly off-key, and many Republicans know it.” Parker argued that “it isn’t necessary to evict the Creator from the public square, surrender Judeo-Christian values or diminish the value of faith in America. But like it or not, we are a diverse nation, no longer predominantly white and Christian. The change Barack Obama promised already has occurred, which is why he won.” Her conclusion: “The future of the GOP looks dim and dimmer if it stays the present course. Either the Republican Party needs a new base – or the nation may need a new party.”
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