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  •  Not just abortion rights (12+ / 0-)

    Whole anti-science agenda on climate change, contraception, teaching evolution by natural selection in schools, UN treaty on the rights of the child.  I realize the Catholic Church does not necessarily march lock step with the American Christian Right on all these but their alliance on sex-related matters increases overall power on the rest.
    I think we are hardly seeing death throes here, perhaps just a loss on gay rights, not on anything else.

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      respectability.

      Normal people are sick of it - they are holding us back from protecting our people and securing our future.

      The Masters of the Universe, I'm sure, are starting to see them as a political liability - which will mean no more corporate sponsored bus trips and they'll have to start distancing themselves instead of ignoring them.

      Those riding the fence, who knows how that is possible these days, but those riding the fence will be peeled off as the public face of the Religious Right laps satire (yet again).

      So they're toast as a respectable institution, but they're many millions. I expect continued radicalization which will make their public respectability continue to plummet.

      But they still own the faith and support of millions of people who believe, wholeheartedly in the dogma, and that's really scary. I mean how many million people, isolated politically, and holding a grudge against secular society?

      Sounds like a rerun to me.

      They also hold many positions of great power and have great influence on people who hold those positions, and as a demographic they provide a large and compliant market.

      Again, it sounds like a potential rerun, but their legitimacy as a market I think provides for a fresh twist and makes it more of a spin off.

      Peace~

      Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

      by k9disc on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 07:47:10 PM PST

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