Saturday, September 18, 2004

The Libruls are coming! The Libruls are coming!

Kos has an item generating a bunch of righteous indignation.

Observation: in an effort to refute bigotry, a good many commentators (see the comments) become Bible&believer-bashers. Think about the contradiction.

Campaign mail with a return address of the Republican National Committee warns West Virginia voters that the Bible will be prohibited and men will marry men if liberals win in November.
The literature shows a Bible with the word 'BANNED' across it and a photo of a man, on his knees, placing a ring on the hand of another man with the word 'ALLOWED.' The mailing tells West Virginians to 'vote Republican to protect our families' and defeat the 'liberal agenda.'
Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie said Friday that he wasn't aware of the mailing, but said it could be the work of the RNC. 'It wouldn't surprise me if we were mailing voters on the issue of same-sex marriage,' Gillespie said.
The flier says Republicans have passed laws 'protecting life,' support defining marriage as between a man and a woman and nominate conservative judges who will 'interpret the law and not legislate from the bench.' It does not mention the names of the presidential candidates...
'There is a line drawn in America today,' one ad says. '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.'
'Are you on their side of the line?' the ad asks before making the plea to 'support conservative Republican candidates.'
I'm feeling a little woozy today, so maybe someone can answer some questions:
Why is it only the marriage of two men that's a problem, but not the marriage of two women? (I know, I know, the Republicans don't want to alienate the porn-watching angry white male vote who don't have a problem with women making love to each other as long as men are allowed to watch.)
What are the deadly afflictions associated with same-sex marriage that make banning it a form of "protecting life?"
Is it just a coincidence that the Republicans think liberals, like al-Qaeda, are "radicals" opposed to our "culture" who are "plotting" a "hijack" against "God" and the "rest of America?

When you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas. Could this be the reason that Christians are reluctant to identify themselves with the left? At least Republicans have a dog house with a roof instead of an open backyard with no protection from the weather.

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