11.20.2005

Moral Majority

I'm watching "With God On Our Side: George W. Bush and the Rise of the Religious Right in America". So far, it is fair and balanced (to steal a phrase) and treats everyone with respect. And it's fascinating. I had forgotten that Ronald Reagan, when running for President in 1980, appeared in Dallas before "2,500 conservative pastors from 41 states". And with Jerry Falwell and James Robison on the platform with him, Reagan said, "I know you can't endorse me, but I endorse you." The place went wild. And with that, the Religious Right had arrived.

7 comments:

natasha8boris said...

And about time. "If God is for us who can be against us?"

Anonymous said...

i agree...someone else needs to be heard besides those bleeding heart liberals in Hollywood. each time one of them threatens to leave if someone conservative wins, i want to tell them to go ahead...who cares???

Anonymous said...

....what have the religious right really accomplished for this country other than separating us from each other?

....I thought these folks were about spreading love and good will.

Condoleesa said...

There is a religious right but I don't thinkt they run everything. Probably more than they should though.

All of us that lean towards the right are not part of "the religious right" just as all liberals are not bleeding heart liberals.

Anonymous said...

...good points condoleesa - and none of us whether liberal, conservative or a bit of both are totally right about everything.

..we just enjoy thinking we are!

:-)

Anonymous said...

The question arises: "What has the religious Right done except to separate everyone? If that be the case, the liberal left has done little but tell everyone how downtrodden they are, how they have no hope for the future, and that it's all the government's (read: Republicans) fault. I HATE that liberals can mount blistering attacks on anyone they want, that gays can force their way of life down our throat (no pun intended, lol) and demand a certain quality of life and rights just because of whom they choose to sleep with. The only reason things look so bleak is because the liberals have become masters at the attack, and repubs let them get away with it for the most part...

Anonymous said...

The separation that the religious right has helped cause has to do more with happenings within the organized church.

Being labeled a "liberal Democrat" or a "immoral Clinton lover" is unfair to many who are conservative Democrats. Bringing in voter guides to churches that only endorse Republican candidates is making a strong statement that folks who vote otherwise are not Christian.

This is wrong. It has happened in Wise County. This might be construed as "attack" also. Folks can still make up their own minds for whom or whom not to vote for.

No thoughtful Christian wants evil shoved down their throats, whether it is a gay issue or otherwise. And they don't want a political party shoved down their throats at their churches either.