Friday, September 24, 2004

From Bible-totin' to Bible-smokin'

According to the Republican National Committee, a vote for a Democrat is a vote for Bible bans. This is quite a stretch, even for Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention (and that is saying a lot) but is a good indicator of the kinds of irrational scare tactics the RNC uses and evidently to which the Religous Right responds.

An odd thing, the story was picked up from the AP as far away as France, yet when I did some searching for the story today, few Arkansas or West Virginia news services were reporting it. I'll try to look into why that might be.



2 Comments:

Blogger patricia said...

You try watching American elections when you cannot do anything about the result. I watched it on the BBC and gave up after a couple of hours. I was up til about 3am for no reason.
Incidentally have all the liberals in America thought about spreading out a bit? I can understand them wanting to move to the east or west coast where they won't get beaten up but if they are all crowded together in New York or San Francisco there is not much they can do to change a government.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Troy said...

Re: spreading out. This is such a tough question Patricia.

For many of us ame-sex couples who do not want to raise their kids as second class citizens, it is doubly difficult.

My partner has suggested that if we move from this very conservative state, we might consider going to a more evenly divided state so that we could trend the vote in a more progressive way.

We also toy with staying here and helping the conservative movement redifine itself in more humane ways. No easy answers.

2:59 PM  

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