Saturday, October 25, 2008


Some excerpts from the HuffPo regarding the Christian Right and fearmongering tactics used by them to drive their willfully ignorant base (I could have posted the entire article and probably should):

Terrorist strikes on four American cities. Russia rolling into Eastern
Europe. Israel hit by a nuclear bomb. Gay marriage in every state. The end of
the Boy Scouts.
All are plausible scenarios if Democrat Barack Obama is
elected president, according to a new addition to the campaign conversation
called "Letter from 2012 in Obama's America," produced by the conservative
Christian group Focus on the Family Action.

Steve Strang, publisher of Charisma magazine, a Pentecostal publication,
titled one of his recent weekly e-mails to readers, "Life As We Know It Will End
If Obama is Elected."
Strang said gay rights and abortion rights would be
strengthened in an Obama administration, taxes would rise and "people who hate
Christianity will be emboldened to attack our freedoms."

Steve Strang is quite influential, and I have in the past received Charisma magazine. This bullshit gets better:

...among the strongest pieces this year is Focus on the Family Action's
letter which has been posted on the group's Web site and making the e-mail
rounds. Signed by "A Christian from 2012," it claims a series of events could
logically happen based on the group's interpretation of Obama's record,
Democratic Party positions, recent court rulings and other trends.
Among the

_ A 6-3 liberal majority Supreme Court that results in rulings like one
making gay marriage the law of the land and another forcing the Boy Scouts to
"hire homosexual scoutmasters and allow them to sleep in tents with young boys."
(In the imagined scenario, The Boy Scouts choose to disband rather than

_ A series of domestic and international disasters based on Obama's
"reluctance to send troops overseas." That includes terrorist attacks on U.S.
soil that kill hundreds, Russia occupying the Baltic states and Eastern European
countries including Poland and the Czech Republic, and al-Qaida overwhelming
_ Nationalized health care with long lines for surgery and no access to
hospitals for people over 80.

The reality is this:

Obama favors abortion rights and supports civil unions for same-sex couples, but
says states should make their own decisions about marriage. He said he would
intensify diplomatic pressure on Iran over its nuclear ambitions and add troops
in Afghanistan.
On taxes, Obama has proposed an increase on the 5 percent of
taxpayers who make more than $250,000 a year and advocates cuts for those who
make less. His health care plan calls for the government to subsidize coverage
for millions of Americans who otherwise couldn't afford it.

Obama will make a great pres, the Christian Right will be marginalized.

Jesus never taught fear, hate, and intolerance, yet these three traits as well as complete willful ignorance coupled with a health dose of a lack of intellectual curiosity identify the Christian Right extraordinarily. He must be so proud of the American Church.

We need systemic change in the United States. OfuckingBama '08




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