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    1. Polycarp

      Except that they are basing their ‘information’ on things that are untrue. This only seems to happen under certain administrations…

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      1. Wbmoore

        Perhaps that says alot about the problems certain administrations attract or promulgate.

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        1. Polycarp

          Or the fear that people are led into by propaganda machines?

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  1. A (not the, but a) problem is that it says “It can — if ENDA becomes law.” rather than “If ENDA becomes law and gets expanded as has happened in Europe.”

    Of course, they need the fear to be imminent. The truth, though, is that the safeguards put into ENDA aren’t likely to go away … but truth isn’t nearly as good for fundraising as fear is.

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  2. For years Perkins and many of the leaders of the “Christian” right have been stoking the fires of fear, paranoia and suspicion that most of their followers cannot tell the difference between true and lies. The copious disregard for truth and the need to present “worst case” scenarios as immanent threats has become a hallmark of this movement. Yes, IF ENDA is enacted, (which it has as of now not been) and IF it was expanded in Europe, and IF those who the Christian Right are depending on in Congress to keep such from happening later roll over and quit throwing the Christian right under the bus, then there might be cause for concern.

    Ever since Pat Buchanan and others announced a “culture war” the battle lines have been drawn. The Christian Right has abandoned any sense of reconciliation as set for in the Gospel for an Old Testament Holy War more like Moslem Jihad than Christian concern with the reconciliation of all to Christ.

    Personally I think we can lay a lot of the “success” of the Gay rights movement at the feet of Perkins and his ilk. They have so poisoned the waters that there is no room for reasoned debate, understanding of the rights of all concerned from the Christian who is concerned about their religious rights and the homosexual who does not want to be discriminated against in the workplace because of his or her sexual orientation.

    Such is the cost of using the power of the government to attempt to impose ones views on others. It is a double edged sword. The early Church suffered under far worse but when they were hauled before Caesar they did not preach against the wrongs of the Roman government, they instead bore witness of Christ and little by little came to have influence beyond their numbers.

    Peace, Padre Steve+

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