Monday, October 1, 2007

Religious Right Blackmails 08 GOP on Abortion

"Giuliani is beyond the pale." It's just not going to happen. There's no way that conservative leaders are going to support a pro-abortion candidate. It was unanimous."

The words of one of those oh-so righteous Christian fundamentalists who gathered in Salt Lake for a special cleansing ritual to purge the GOP of ungodly people in the party. Reminds me of the Pharisees who challenged Jesus throughout his ministry.

The Giuliani quote is from Richard Viguerie, a direct mail pioneer, author of "Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Republican Base."

Hijacked! Did this Christian fundamentalist say, 'hijacked?' 'Hijacked the Republican Base.' Apparently hijackers don't recognize their own kind. Two other Christian hijackers at the meeting were Rev. James Dobson of Focus on the Family and Tony Perkins of the slickly named Family Research Council. The only 'research' that this group is into is to ferret out Republicans who do not toe the pharisaical mandate laid down by the Christian fundamentalists.

The three zealots, reports ABC News, spoke of their willingness to consider supporting a third-party presidential bid if a pro-choice candidate won the GOP nomination. They were speaking for the so-called 'values voters.'

One wonders if war is a value to these voters. One wonders if universal health care for children is a value to these voters. One wonders if job security is a value to these voters. One wonders if a safe work environment or a pristine environment is a value to these voters.

Or is it only about limiting a woman's choice about what she is allowed to do with her own body?

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