Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Evil GOP Co-opts 'Moral Values'

Here's a good story on how Republicans seem to distort the meaning of catchphrases like Family, Moral and Traditional Values. Or how they've turned the word "Liberal" into a dirty word.

Liberals dismayed by 'Moral Values' claim

Here's a couple quotes that stood out to me:

"The religious right has successfully gotten out there shaping personal piety issues � civil unions, abortion � as almost the total content of 'moral values.' And yet you can't read the Old Testament without knowing God was concerned about the environment, war and peace, poverty. God doesn't want 45 million Americans without health care."

"One thing Jesus was absolutely clear about was helping the poor, and the welcoming of strangers. Maybe this election was a wake-up call to have a serious conversation about what morality means, to look at what sort of country we're becoming."

Maybe there's a reason behind teaching kids (including me!) to sing in church

"Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
forward into battle see his banners go!"

um, yeah.

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