Oct 26, 2012 in Religion
As Americans, we are often told what is “right” by random and sometimes popular voices based on their interpretations of the Bible that happen to agree with their own gross prejudices and misconceptions of society. It is frightening just how powerful the communal singularity has become, when the very same sentiments are echoed from campaign pulpits and from within the halls of Congress.
The Congressman from Missouri has accomplished in one sentence what his political opponents have been trying tirelessly to convince the American public of for years: that the currently seated GOP is by and large dominated by the extreme Right, whose religion-based, male-power struggles – and shortcomings – greatly outweigh its sense of purpose on a national, public scale.
As only the second Catholic to ever be nominated for national office by Republicans, Ryan all-but locks in the devout white Catholic vote. While Romney steers the argument over big business regulations and governmental power, his political antithesis – a career politician – is being sent in to hammer away at the Right’s Biblical sensibilities.
Beginning today, women insured under their employers’ plans will “have access to the full range of the Institute of Medicine’s recommended preventive services, including all FDA -approved forms of contraception.” As the majority of religious organizations throughout the world have a seeming love/hate relationship with the notion of sex – combined with the dastardly concept of women’s rights and empowerment – the socially conservative Right is still unsuccessfully trying to wrap its collective head around this one.
Right wing extremism caters to the impressionable who choose not to understand history, science and culture. In a country that is supposed to be leading the world in education, cultural and religious diversity, intellectual advancement and scientific discovery, we continually allow this incessant garbage to dominate and threaten our national dialogue.
In this country, male, religious, tax-exempt “authorities” are granted more access over legislation than the people to whom it affects; where we allow the loudest most absurd voices in the room to get the most airtime because their narrative tends to agree with the ruling majority’s basic tenets of sexism and inequality as supported by “faith”.
According to Rep. Bob Morris (R-Indiana), traditional American family values are at stake each and every time one of those snarky little lesbo-Nazis tries to pawn off a box of cookies at your door.
The Right’s insistence of a fictional war on Christianity via contraception coverage is yet another unchecked effort to trick Right wing America that – once again – boogeyman Obama is out to get them and their fetuses while male politicians’ grip on women’s bodies is reluctantly loosening.
Republicans’ continued incendiary, anti-gay rhetoric fuels legions of lesser-Americans who willfully and ignorantly succumb to cultural prejudice and the notions of natural-born superiority while validating and defending centuries’ worth of hate within our borders.
Dec 8, 2011 in Religion
Here, we as gullible American voters are treated to a sampling of the religious Right’s most intrinsic memes surrounding the long-standing survival of our country: gays are coming for our kids, atheists want to ruin Christmas, and government is no place for brown people.