Gee, I sure do hate to beat this here horse some more, but gosh darn it, the dang thing ain't dead yet ! See, it isn't stuck in people's heads yet that the GOP is hankering something fierce for theocracy. So, here's some pictures to help out:
Left:Congressional scorecards from organizations such as the Christian Coalition, Family Research Council, and Eagle Forum illustrate the strength of dominionists in Congress. Click here to view Senate Congressional scorecards from those three organizations as compared to the League of Conservation Voters, a consortium of environmental groups. Right: U.S. House of Representatives votes on HR 2123, "[ the bill ] allows religious discrimination in Head Start hiring, which is a serious blow to both religious liberty and civil rights." [ courtesy of TheocracyWatch ]
If you want a quick, eye popping collection of journalism on the takeover of the GOP, in the early 1990's, by a theocratic faction, Joan Bokaer's TheocracyWatch page "Taking Over The Republican Party"
can't be beat.
After the Supreme Court anointed George Bush in 2000, I tried to understand what had happened to our Democracy. I spent most of a year sorting through thousands of articles, but it wasn't until someone gave me a compilation of articles produced by the now defunct Institute for First Amendment Studies did I get the full picture of how the Christian Coalition had taken working control of the Republican Party. Many of the articles for that handbook were written by Fred Clarkson whom I grew to admire enormously.
So I have put together some of the highlights of those articles to give a picture of how the Christian Coalition actually took working control of the Republican Party in the early nineties.
Meanwhile, today on Talk To Action, Joan Bokaer concludes her four part first-person narrative series, while Frederick Clarkson breaks the news to an ostriched and soon to be embattled Bay State:
Massachusetts is in the crosshairs of the religious right and will very soon be ground zero in the war to advance theocracy in America. The target ? - Gay Marriage.