From the This Is To Good To Pass Up Department (aka the Department of Not Being Able To View the World Critically Department):
Daniel DiRito at ASZ:
Theyâ€™re opposed to sectarian conflict in Iraq but in favor of sectarian politics in the United States.
Theyâ€™re opposed to homosexuality and same-sex relationships but theyâ€™ll vote for a presidential candidate who does drag and lived with two gay men if he can beat Hillary Clinton and her â€œtypicallyâ€ unfaithful heterosexual husband.
They wouldnâ€™t dare vote for a Clinton given Billâ€™s disgraceful sexual antics in the White House but theyâ€™re happy to support a candidate who used New York City funds to carry on an adulterous affair.
They criticize Democratic candidates for suggesting they would only nominate pro-choice judges to uphold the law of the land while they require their own candidates to pass religious litmus tests in conflict with the law of the land.
Theyâ€™re in favor of abstinence only sex education even if it leads to more unwed teen pregnancies and more parent sponsored abortions (call it the evangelical version of NIMBY – not in my back yard; NIMBU – not in my babygirl’s uterus).
Theyâ€™re in favor of the separation of church and state if it involves opposing a congressional inquiry into the fundraising and spending habits of leading televangelists but opposed to the separation when it comes to selecting a presidential nominee.
They support candidates who endorse more funding for AIDS in Africa while embracing a candidate who favored quarantining AIDS patients in America as well as having Hollywood fund AIDS research instead of the government.
They tout Ronald Reagan as their political icon despite the fact that he was unable to acknowledge the toll of HIV on gays in America or even utter the word AIDSâ€¦while they and their churches now run around talking about saving Africa from the ravages of HIVâ€¦as long as it doesnâ€™t involve condoms.
They talk about their Christian values while they favor denying health care treatment to the children of illegal immigrants. Family values apparently stop at the waters edge (that would be the Rio Grande river).
Theyâ€™ll never make enough money to truly benefit from George Bushâ€™s tax cuts for the rich or condemn his doubling of the national debt but theyâ€™re happy to call the Democratic candidates who supported an increase in minimum wage and favor a national health care system “unacceptable tax and spend liberals.”
It is one thing to allow one’s religious and moral beliefs to inform one’s vote.
It is quite another to allow self-ordained “religious” figures to stampede one’s vote.