Compassion: A Christian Value Trashed by the Religious Right

Please take a few hours to check out Religulous. Bill Maher, who can be a va-va-va voom, hubba hubba sexist prig, has put together the final word on primitive cult figure worship, er- I mean, Religion. 

Now comes word pastors, preachers, witchdoctors and soothsayers are ganging up in 22 states and preachin’ the gospel according to the Republican Party. They are endorsing McCain. The sad irony here is that the Democratic Party has always been the party of the people, the party of compassion and the party of the most devout of them all, the minority American. 

The Republican dogma of me, me, me seems decidedly…unChristian. How about the endlessly judgmental attitude of the so-called Religious Right, those that preach exclusion and condemnation? The zealots who are so hung up on abortion and gay rights issues, that they can see nothing else? Sure, we all want fewer abortions. Preaching abstinence only is proven NOT to be the way to get there. These same preachers tell us of the  sin of the promiscuous homosexual, then don’t allow them the right to marry and live a full life with a significant other. I feel most confident the rate of gay divorce will not be anywhere near the fifty per cent rate of the straight populace. Certainly lesbians will skew the statistics!

Yank the church’s tax exempt status. Tax the hell out of them, like anyone else with an agenda to foist on the American people. If they’re going to push hate…
that is not a family value. This new “pulpit initiative” is an evil device that erodes the separation of church and state. If that’s the way they want to play it, make ’em pay the price. And let’s apply those taxes to real sex education.

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