The religious right is showing its might
As the season rolls along
As we head to the gates in the primary states
And the candidates start to throng
They aim for notes that will get them votes
It’s quite a familiar song
As they eat up lies, there’s but one surprise—
Why not “the religious wrong”?
The New York Times, showing why their content is worth charging for, reports on a frankly frightening "Pastors' Policy Briefing" in Iowa. Nearly 400 pastors attended this one (there have been dozens of similar conventions across some 14 states in recent years), where they got to listen to christian leaders and potential presidential hopefuls speak.
I had no idea the right to bear arms was ordained by god. But this is the sort of vital information I might have learned, had I been there.
The organizers stay out of the spotlight, preferring to work through local groups. This is, frankly, brilliant. The organizations are already there, the issues are known, and all a candidate must do is throw red meat at hungry dogs. Well, hungry, carnivorous sheep, perhaps. I don't think there is an equivalent set of highly motivated organizations on the left (or for that matter, in the center, or anywhere where reality is recognized).
Now, I had heard that the country was founded as explicitly christian. But, see, I had heard that it had explicitly not been, so maybe I'm all turned around on the issue.
Anyway, if you woke up cheerful and happy this morning and want to do something to change that, read the article. And remember it, when it comes time for being politically active in your community. These people may be wrong, but they are powerful and organized.