Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Are Evangelicals (and other conservative religious people such as Mormons) Over?

As a post-Mormon, I always scratched my head at why religious people have allowed themselves to be duped into carrying water for a politcal party that it so hostile towards real Christian values (taking care of widows/orphans, feeding the poor, turning the other cheek, etc.) Now they are "coming out of the closet", and we see the GOP (Greedy Old Perverts) for who they really are.

From Alternet

Are Evangelicals Over?

By Alan Wolfe, Comment Is Free
Posted on October 17, 2006, Printed on October 17, 2006
http://www.alternet.org/story/43092/

American elections in which no president is chosen are usually hum-drum affairs interesting only to policy wonks. Not 2006. Though not on any ballot, the question voters will be answering is: Has the religious right peaked?

Barring some miracle, it has. I am just back from a two-day visit to Regent University, founded by the evangelist Pat Robertson, a key figure in the religious right. "What you need to understand," a Robertson supporter told me, "is that Pat opposed the war in Iraq from the start." I responded that according to the Lancet, some 600,000 Iraqis have died since the war began. If Robertson had publicly opposed the war, I told them, his influential voice might have spared those lives. "But," one of them answered back, "Pat is a Republican who would not openly oppose the president." Read on

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