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1 CuriousLurker  Mon, Aug 8, 2011 7:41:12am
While we are being asked to worry about "sneaking sharia law", we are in very real danger of becoming dhimmi to the Evangelical right.

I've been saying basically the same thing almost since the day I registered here. In the past, I even had a couple of people get snarky with me about it. Odd how that never happens anymore. I'd smirk if it wasn't so frightening to see possibility slithering ever closer reality.

2 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Aug 8, 2011 7:47:20am

Have we forgotten evangelical media man Pat Robertson?

3 CuriousLurker  Mon, Aug 8, 2011 7:57:00am

re: #2 Rightwingconspirator

Robertson wasn't a sitting governor with a tenure of 10.5 years in 1988, and the GOP then was nothing like it is now.

4 shutdown  Mon, Aug 8, 2011 8:03:42am

re: #2 Rightwingconspirator

Have we forgotten evangelical media man Pat Robertson?

Robertson had the ear of Presidents. Perry wants to be President. There would be no filter between Perry's dominionist objectives and the bully pulpit of the Presidency.

5 jvic  Mon, Aug 8, 2011 8:35:41am

There is a simple vaccination against the blandishments of extremism: competent governance.

6 shutdown  Mon, Aug 8, 2011 8:41:11am

re: #5 jvic

There is a simple vaccination against the blandishments of extremism: competent governance.

Competent governance is a result of an educated electorate. There is an effort by the religious right to establish a feedback loop of uneducated voters electing ineducable politicians.

"Of the people, by the people, for the people." It all starts with us.

7 hellosnackbar  Mon, Aug 8, 2011 9:34:42am

It's a tragedy that some Bible bashing loon has a much better chance of
becoming the POTUS than a secular atheist.
Maybe in the interests of logical development more Ameticans should be
shouting their disbelief from the rooftops;instead of writing letters of thanks to Convert's corner on [Link: www.richarddawkins.net...]

8 JEA62  Mon, Aug 8, 2011 10:04:49am

The really great thing about their belief system (I've been there) is that everything verifies it and absolutely nothing refutes it.

So don't bother with anything even remotely resembling logic. Logic is outside their experience.

9 JEA62  Mon, Aug 8, 2011 10:05:28am

BTW, it's a bloodless battle. For now.

If they start losing it, expect that to change.

10 gehazi  Mon, Aug 8, 2011 10:52:06am

re: #4 imp_62

Robertson had the ear of Presidents. Perry wants to be President. There would be no filter between Perry's dominionist objectives and the bully pulpit of the Presidency.

Not that Perry won't pander shamelessly to them, but he's certainly not a true believer, just another politician who has no problem catering to the lowest common denominator to be elected. That's not to say that his courting of the extreme religious right isn't alarming and shouldn't be objected to.

In my view the only difference between him and Romney is branding.


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