You know, if it weren’t for certain events that occurred three and a half years ago, many of us might be lamenting the fact that this man isn’t president, merely for his entertainment value. Then again, maybe not.
"This aggressive new strain of right-wing religious zealotry is actually a throwback to the intolerance that led to the creation of America in the first place," Gore said as many in the audience stood and applauded.The former vice president made this remark before a MoveOn.org gathering in reference to the on-going senate stand-off regarding President Bush's nominees to the appellate courts. According to the article, former Vice President Gore believes that religious grops such as James Dobson's Focus on the Family are driving the president's efforts in some presumably unethical manner; presumably because VP Gore doesn't get into provable specifics. Just *saying* it is enough.
During the last two presidential campaigns the Democrat candidates campaigned openly in churches and no one turned a hair (well almost no one). Senator John Kerry and the former vice-president himself worked their nauseating black-preacher shtick a few times while black church parisioners clapped and smiled. (In all fairness, however, I did notice that some of those smiles looked forced.)
But religious “zealotry” is out; at least if it’s Christian and "rightwing."
Does anyone else find it odd that rightwing Christians are more feared in this country than are the extremist adherents of the Islam that ideologically fueled the 9/11 attacks and continue to fuel Al Quaeda in Iraq?
(Thanks to LGF)