Sunday, April 17, 2005

No Theocracy here -- move along, folks!

Those who consider themselves moderates in this country -- those who think Rush and Ann Coulter are nothing to worry about, just "entertainers" -- think there is no reason to worry about the religious right and what they are attempting to do to our beloved country.

I would think so, too, maybe, if I didn't live in the buckle of the Bible Belt, and if I hadn't just taken that trip to the deepest Red of the Red States, where things were truly scary; and if it weren't for things like this:

Shakespeare's Sister tells us, as other blogs have also told us, about Frist's upcoming telecast, in which he is going to come out against Democracts as being "against people of the faith," for blocking Bush's nominees.

That's right. We're anti-Christian. All Democrats are anti-Christian because we don't rubber-stamp Bush's nominees (never mind the Democrats in office have confirmed more of Bush's nominees than any congress since Reagan's

As of October, " Democrats had confirmed 95% of Bush’s nominees...well beyond the 81% approval rating granted Clinton, 77% granted G.H.W. Bush, and 88% granted Reagan [From Shakespeare's Sister].

Democrats are also anti-Christian because we dare to assert the wholly unAmerican idea that people ought to have have the choice to celebrate whatever religion they choose to celerate: Christian, Jewish, Wiccan, Muslim, or -- hey, get this one, dude -- nothing at all.

From Shakespeare's Sister:

My rights end where yours begin. It’s such a simple but powerful concept, yet it is anathema to Conservatives, because it necessarily excludes their desire to control and force their dissenters to succumb to their will. It isn’t enough that they can change the channel when Queer Eye for the Straight Guy comes on; the show must be taken off the air altogether. It isn’t enough that they can put up Nativity scenes in their churches and in their homes and on their lawns; there must be one at City Hall, too. It isn’t enough that their children can pray and learn about creationism at home and at church; they have to be able to do it at school, too, and so must all the other kids, irrespective of their families’ views. It just isn’t ever enough.


Only having rid the country of minorities, gays, feminists, evolutionists, atheists, pacifists, abortionists, stem cell researchers, the poor, the needy, the infirm, immigrants, environmentalists, animal rights activists, non-Christians, and anyone else who disagrees with them could they be happy. Or such is their claim. But without anyone upon whom to pass judgment, I wonder how long such contentment could possibly last.

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