A Religious Liberal Blog

This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Here's another piece on voters who are suffering from job loss, cuts in pay, and the loss of health care in Ohio and Missouri who plan to vote for Bush over matters of religion and "moral issues"...because somehow increasing poverty and lack of economic opportunity are not considered issues of faith that have moral significance. If religion is not simply a force of reaction, but rather a place for positive change than the church has to overcome this birufaction.

There is a line drawn in America today. On one side are the radicals trying to uproot our traditional values and our culture. They're fighting to hijack the institution of marriage, plotting to legalize partial birth abortion, and working to take God out of the pledge of allegiance and force the worst of Hollywood on the rest of America.

Notice the terrorist language to be found in this recent radio ad by the Republican Nat'l Committee. We get words like "hi-jack", "uproot", "plotting" but thankfully the GOP will protect us from "those folks", what Sheila Dobson calls "the enemy". With congressional legislation and state iniatives against gays and religious pluralism it's becoming rather clear how this election will be lost or won and that is how successful the GOP is able to divide Americans, pitting folks against one another. Hopefully such a message will be resoundly rejected this fall.

1 Comments:

At 10:04 AM , Blogger veggiedude said...

I was laughing at the Bishop who said he would refuse to give communion to John Kerry for his stance on abortion rights. Why single out that single issue? The church is opposed to the death penalty, so the Bishop should have been consistent and ex-communicate all the Democrats and Republicans who support it, among all the other issues of morality.

 

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