The American Family Association can best be defined as a group of American Fundamentalist Christian Troublemakers!
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There’s a reason so many Republican politicians seem to bring a religious fervor to their efforts to gut public institutions and social welfare spending. The modern day Religious Right draws much of its ideology from Christian Reconstructionists who teach that God gave specific duties to the government, the church, and the family.
According to this theological worldview, education and taking care of the poor are the responsibility of families and churches, and it is unbiblical for the government to take on these roles. That meshes well with the view of “constitutional conservatives” who believe, for example, the Constitution does not authorize any federal government role in education.
A stark example of the increasingly indistinct line between conservative Republicans and hard-core Christian Reconstructionists and dominionists (who believe the right kind of Christians are meant to have dominion over every aspect of society) can be found in the recent Republican primary victory of Michael Petrouka in a race for a county council seat in an Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
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“If freedom-worshipping Republicans really want to rescue the aggrieved who are being “enslaved” by Obamacare, they should organize a new underground railroad and, like their 19th-century forebears, smuggle those good folks into Canada. Oh wait, don’t they have universal government healthcare up there?”
“This is what the Republicans who follow the Texan Cruz worry about: if struggling middle-class and working-class whites (especially in the South) see the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, then the Republican Party’s southern strategy will collapse.”
Read the complete article from the link below:
Conservatism Sucks. So, what else is new in American Politics?–ABratt
A Must Read:
My favorite reader comment from this ridiculous article:
“Thank you, thank you sir, for such erudite comments. Now I have the answer to the Immaculate Conception and how Jesus became Man. He wanked himself into existence in Mary’s womb. Who knew?”
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“When you start talking about race and the Republican Party, Republicans tend to say the following things. First, they tell you that most Republicans are not bigots (true) and that Democrats can be bigots, too (also true). Then you’re reminded that during the decades when southern segregationists made their home in the Democratic Party, Republicans were instrumental in founding the NAACP, in 1909; a Republican chief justice (Earl Warren) presided over Brown v. Board of Education, in 1954; a Republican president (Eisenhower) called in troops to desegregate Little Rock’s schools, in 1957; and another Republican president (Nixon) created the first federal affirmative-action program with teeth. (All true.)” –Frank Rich
“Think of it as a prospective irony: In a spirit of pure, blind partisanship, the drill-baby-drill folks in the Republican Party may have done themselves in. After all, their…”
What A Joke On The Republican Party: Rick Santorium, Republican Presidential Candidate, Joins His Party’s War On Women And, Now, Sits At the Right Hand Of AFA’s Tim Wildmon On The”Dark Side” Of Tupelo, MS. –AB
“Send Your Medical Bills To Rick Santorum”
Bob Cesca, HP, 2-16-12, Re-posted to In Perspective by Al Bratt 2-16-12
“With this series of anti-choice and anti-contraception laws on the books in various southern and midwestern states, the Republican Party is hastily constructing an ideological and legislative Berlin Wall around itself.”
“If you’re a woman with reproductive medical needs, you’re unwelcome there — in fact, and without hyperbole, you’re being targeted as a potential murderer in red state America.”
Frank Schaeffer, ex-evangelical, is the most authoritative voice in America to expose today’s pseudo-Christian extremists. Because he’s been there, done that!– AB
“Those Useful Family Values”
By Frank Schaeffer, HP, 10-25-11
Re-posted by A. Bratton 10-26-11
“Lurking in the heart of the religious communities who have taken over the Republican Party is a strange take on sex that keeps exploding into public view. The title of my new book Sex, Mom and God could have been Sex With Mom and God” because the sexual dysfunction that now IS the world of conservative religion is stunning.
And these are the people who want to tell everyone else how to live.” [Right-on Frank, I call it America’s “Dark Side:” pseudo-Christianity in its finest presen-tation.– AB]
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Part One: “The GOP’s Favorite Hate-Monger: How The Republican Party Came To Embrace [AFA’s] Bryan Fischer”
Excerpt re-posted by Al Bratton from PFAW , July 1, 2011
Responsible politicians wouldn’t fawn over an unhinged activist who opposes civil rights and religious freedom for minorities, wants to make being gay a crime and decries his personal rivals as enemies of God, right? But that is exactly what is taking place today in the Republican Party, as likely and declared GOP presidential candidates line up to win the approval of Bryan Fischer, a radio talk show host and spokesman for the American Family Association.
Fischer’s unabashed bigotry is on full display throughout his writings and on-air rants. His entire career is based on leveling venomous attacks against gays and lesbians, American Muslims, Native Americans, progressives and other individuals and groups he detests. He wants to redefine the Constitution to protect only Christians, persecute and deport all American Muslims, prohibit gays and non-Christians from holding public office and impose a system of biblical law.
While Fischer’s views are undeniably shocking, what is most disturbing is his growing influence within not only the Religious Right but also the Republican Party.
(Read Part Two from PFAW next tme)