Tom Tancredo gets an "F" in Sunday school
"We have a cult of multiculturalism. This is what permeates our society," he said. Immigrants who come to the United States but refuse to assimilate by learning the language and following the laws water down what it means to be an American, he said.Tancredo, who once said "Hillary Clinton doesn’t know the first thing about the Bible" proves his own Biblical illiteracy with this analogy.
"It's a cultural, political, linguistic tower of Babel," he said.
The Biblical story of the Tower of Babel is not one which should be used by those who would attempt to create a homogenous society. In Genesis 11:1-9, the story goes:
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. (KJV)Only the most obtuse reader can fail to understand that this story describes a society so lacking in diversity that they make the hubristic attempt to reach heaven. God, clearly, is on the side of the "cult of multiculturalism," which He created in this moment in order to keep any culture from getting too big for its britches.