Friday, April 15, 2005

Justice Sunday.

It appears that the Republican's shameless tactics of exploiting their religious right base have hit a new low: Justice Sunday. This from the NY Times:
As the Senate heads toward a showdown over the rules governing judicial confirmations, Senator Bill Frist, the majority leader, has agreed to join a handful of prominent Christian conservatives in a telecast portraying Democrats as "against people of faith" for blocking President Bush's nominees.

Fliers for the telecast, organized by the Family Research Council and scheduled to originate at a Kentucky megachurch the evening of April 24, call the day "Justice Sunday" and depict a young man holding a Bible in one hand and a gavel in the other. The flier does not name participants, but under the heading "the filibuster against people of faith," it reads: "The filibuster was once abused to protect racial bias, and it is now being used against people of faith."

Organizers say they hope to reach more than a million people by distributing the telecast to churches around the country, over the Internet and over Christian television and radio networks and stations.

Check out their advertisement and pitch. This is absolutely disgusting. The politics of division, hate, and misrepresentation have gone too far. Do we really think that this is something Jesus would stand for? It's time for all people of faith to stand together and recognize that there are more ways to worship God that those exploited for political gain by the Republican Party.

2 Comments:

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Infission said...

That advertisement is amazing (and disgusting). It shows two things: (1) just how much the institutions of conservative Christianity have become pawns of the Republican Party and (2) just how vulnerable the Democrats have become on the issue(s) of religion and moral foundation.

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger ats54 said...

I've sat here for a while trying to come up with some way to respond. All I can say is...

"wow"

 

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