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  •  It is brave... (4.00)
    They will declare war on him now.  That's the way FOF works.  

    Notice how they made it a point to try to unite evangelicals and Catholics?  To cast the Democratic party as Anti-Catholic?

    "I'm flabbergasted the senator would call our Christianity into question," said Tom Minnery, the group's vice president of public policy.

    "Some of the nominees will be filibustered by the Democrats because of their religious views. As a Catholic, I would think the senator would be especially alarmed about the anti-Catholicism of some of his colleagues."

    FOF is really going hard for the Democrats discriminate against Christians theme.  That has to be a scary label for a politician to face.  Kudos to Salazar for standing up on this.

    •  perhaps its a good time (none)
      to remind catholics that fundies are not their friends.  wonder if there fof affiliates that have made anti-catholic statements
      •  FOF/GOP used plenty of anti-Catholic invective (none)
        ... when they went after Kerry. The words and attacks that weren't widely quoted on cable are still on the public record.

        The press corpse were their usual lazy selves when they decided, well if one guy's the "Faith Guy" then the other has to be the "Anti-Faith" guy. This is utterly insulting and preposterous to anyone who feels s/he shouldn't have to pass Punditstan's stupid litmus test designed to flatter an extremist minority that refuses to respect democratic principles.

        Most people WANT a separation of church and state. They sure as hell don't want a weird meld of a Raging Republican Rapture Cult positioning itself as the new National Faith.

        Get Bush's gubmint-faith out of our bedrooms, our doctor's offices and our churches.

        This machine fights fascism - motto on a Woody Guthrie guitar

        by Peanut on Thu Apr 21, 2005 at 10:38:15 AM PDT

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    •  What about the anti-Catholicism of the fundies? (none)
      Growing up Catholic, I remember being told that as a Catholic I wasn't Christian.

      I really think that in the past few years the Catholic church has made a pact with the devil by aligning forces with the fundies on the whole "Culture of Life" thing.  That partnership is going to come back to haunt them when they find themselves on the receiving end of the fundie extremism.

      Only in the George W. Bush White House would the term "media whore" be taken literally.

      by mlharges on Thu Apr 21, 2005 at 10:30:06 AM PDT

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      •  Anti-Catholicism not that old... (none)
        Remember that JFK (the first one) had to promise over and over that, no, he wasn't going to "Deliver America unto the Vatican and the Pope".

        Of course, by that time the real strong anti-Catholic sentiment had died down.

        But it's coming back today, slowly but surely. Driven primarily by the fringe groups (almost exclusively, really: politicians might scapegoat "The Queers" but scapegoating a group as populous and well-respected as the Catholics is less safe) but i think we'll see the usual channels slowly push it back into the mainstream Republican Party.

        Bigotry, it appears, never dies--it (to borrow flavor text from a Magic card) sleeps and changes.

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        by Shapeshifter on Thu Apr 21, 2005 at 07:31:26 PM PDT

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    •  I think its time to go to war with FOF (none)
      Really.  I'll send them home to God.

      They don't seem to like it much here anyway, what with biding time for the Rapture and such.

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