Saturday, April 16, 2005

Frist to Participate in Anti-Filibuster Telecast

Frist to Participate in Anti-Filibuster Telecast

The proud, self-righteous, and oh-so-judgmental "christian" right are on the attack again, this time over the issue of the filibuster for judicial nominees. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will be among a group of "christians" teleconferencing over the issue including Charles Colson (of Watergate fame) and James Dobson.

Fine. More power to them. I usually don't bother to blog the micro-stories of US politics, prefering to attend to the more macro-stories (like Negroponte and Gonzales, and the President's enormous lies about this war) but this one caught my eye because of the colossal arrogance of these right-wing crusaders.

But this isn't just about the filibuster, according to crusaders. This is about fighting "the liberal, anti-Christian dogma of the left." This is about the absurdly self-righteous correlation between conservative, Republican values and "christianity." It is part and parcel of the attitude that says "A Christian Can Be a Christian or a Liberal, But He Can’t Be Both."

Please go back to my earlier posts on Pope John Paul II (who the right-wing world is now apotheosizing). If it is true, based on JP's writing, that a Christian can be a Christian or a liberal, but he can't be both, then it must also be true that a Christian can be a Christian or a Republican, but he can't be both.

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