The right-wing, anti-GLBT American Family Association is offering a poll on the issue of marriage equality. Naturally, the fundies’ feelings are well represented in lockstep. As of now, 94.35 percent of respondents oppose same-gender marriage and civil union. Let’s inject some good sense and American equality into the mix. Take the poll and let the Religious Wrong know that you stand for justice and equality for all. And share the link with friends — it would be so thoroughly awesome to flood the poll with progressive thought. Let’s start a landslide of love and justice and fairness!!!
Speaking of the fundie front, frequent AF&O contributor, Ex-Gay Watch writer, opposition researcher, and attorney Michael Hamar is exploring the workings of the Religious Wrong and, as usual, he does not like what he sees.
Yesterday’s Jewish World Review article on the Alliance for Marriage is very interesting and it certainly raises serious questions as to (1) the feigned morality and integrity of the “Christian” Right organizations participating in the Alliance for Marriage, and (2) the integrity of members of the Republican Party who endlessly pander to such organizations. Apparently, the “Christian” Right’s hatred of gays and desire to subvert freedom of religion are stronger than their aversion to working with groups that support Islamic terrorists. I wonder how many in the GOP pandering to the “Christian” Right, including George W. Bush, realize that the Alliance for Marriage includes the Islamic Society of North America (“ISNA”) in its membership.
The following comment in the Jewish World Review article is most telling:
“But if you look at ISNA’s involvement with terrorist groups, its hosting of actual terrorist leaders. Its ideological support for Islamic terrorist groups, you will find that it serves as an umbrella group for the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The article also sets out a good test for politicians currently pandering to the “Christian” Right for fund raising and/or would be votes:
” . . .a moral litmus test that most anyone in public life faces at one time: How to choose allies. It’s the stuff that separates men of true integrity from cowards whose adherence to an ends justify the means ethos renders them morally indistinguishable from godless communists.”
As I have maintained for some time now, the leading “Christian” Right organizations are anything but Christian and this article helps to underscore that James Dobson, Tony Perkins, Sandy Rios, Rev. Lois Sheldon, et al, are demagogues driven by an extreme theocratic agenda, intolerance, bigotry and homophobia, not the Gospel message of Christ.
Isn’t it about time that the Republican Party sends Messrs. Dobson, Perkins, Sheldon, et al, packing? What position and action, if any, will George W. Bush, John Warner, George Allen, Ed Schrock, et al, take to distance themselves from the “Christian” Right given this information? Ed Schrock has disingenuously signed on as a sponsor to the Federal Marriage Amendment. George Allen recently spoke at The Family Foundation’s (the Virginia affiliate of the Family Research Counsel and ally of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family) 8th Annual Richmond Awards Gala in Richmond.
Are Congressman Schrock, Senator Allen, and President Bush going to continue to pander to the “Christian” Right organizations even though these groups apparently are willing to ally themselves with those who support terrorists? I hope others will ask them this question and demand answers and action from them.
As do I. Get busy.