Thursday, September 28, 2006

Poster Child of an Endangered Species

Former Senator John C. Danforth (R-Mo.) has just published a book about our current crisis: the American Southern Baptist jihad to take over the U.S. government. His book's title sums up his thesis: "Faith and Politics: How the 'Moral Values' Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together." (Referencing here an article in the WashPost.)

Danforth goes after the so-called "Christian Right," accusing it and its hyper-conservative Republican allies of creating "a sectarian party" bent on domination. Danforth "holds that social conservatives cannot prevail because a majority of Americans do not share their views or appreciate their style."

Well, now (putting ourselves in the shoes of Southern Baptist Mullah Richard Land, father of iPootValues), let's consider the messenger here:

1. Former Senator Danforth is Episcopalian (gay!)
2. He's in fact an ordained Episcopal priest (big gay!)
3. Danforth was once upon a time an ambassador to the United Nations (commie gay!)
4. Danforth writes, "The problem with many conservative Christians is that they claim that God's truth is knowable, that they know it, and that they are able to reduce it to legislative form" (ignurt sombitch!)
5. Danforth favors government recognition of "committed same-sex partnerships." He believes the proposed constitutional amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage amounts to gay-bashing (well, what did we tell ya!)

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