Dtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1588 times:
Will the neo-con christians stop at nothing until this country becomes a Christian Theocracy. I think there is a word for this, Taliban. Maybe in a few years we will need the Iraqis and the Afganis to come to our rescue!
Christian Conservatives Will Take Aim at Supreme Court in New Telecast
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Published: July 15, 2005
WASHINGTON, July 14 - Stepping up efforts to rally churchgoers for a Supreme Court confirmation battle, Christian conservatives are organizing a telecast to churches and religious broadcasters denouncing the Supreme Court as hostile to religion and families.
The event, scheduled for Aug. 14 and called Justice Sunday II after a similar telecast in April, will focus on "the court's hostility toward religion and Christianity in particular," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and the principal organizer of the event. Its subtitle is a prayer said each time the court meets: "God save the United States and this Honorable Court."
The telecast was organized by some of the most influential conservative Christian supporters of the Bush administration after Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her retirement. But its organizers are evidently disregarding White House requests not to inject talk of a culture war into the debate over a Supreme Court nominee.
"People have to understand, this is not just about a process," Mr. Perkins said. "This is about the future of the country, it is about our families, it is about the freedom of religion."
Still, the event's organizers have shifted their approach in at least one respect, quieting their opposition to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales as a potential nominee for the court.
Just a week ago, Focus on the Family, an evangelical self-help group closely allied with the Family Research Council, was threatening to oppose the White House if President Bush nominated Mr. Gonzales, whom many social conservatives view as not committed enough to opposing abortion rights.
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
And the $18 million effort to work against ANY choice the President makes headed by two different activist groups don't get you uptight?
The Supreme Court is not "anti-family" and your thread title does not really accurately reflect the content of the thread. Sensationalist titling does nothing to lend credibility to your posts. Had you screamed something about how you think that the "neo-cons" are attacking the court and demanding more conservative justices then perhaps you'd be closer to accuracy.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1583 times:
Look at the source-right wing, "Christian" neo-conservatives. Their goal isn't fair treatment of their form of Christianity. Their goal is to subvert the constitution, and put their views as the law of the land, irregardless of who it damages or who it discriminates against.
They don't want democracy and an independent judiciary. They want a right-wing religious theocracy, where their warped views of Christianity aren't just "accepted" but are the law of the land, and they want a court-and a legislative branch-and an executive branch, that rubber stamps their extremists views.
Dtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1580 times:
Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 2): They don't want democracy and an independent judiciary. They want a right-wing religious theocracy, where their warped views of Christianity aren't just "accepted" but are the law of the land, and they want a court-and a legislative branch-and an executive branch, that rubber stamps their extremists views.
Without a doubt this is where we are heading. I fear for those who don't believe.
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1515 times:
Of course it is.
The State's two biggest rivals are religious faith and the family. It is particularly obvious that during the 20th Century, certain people in power have done what they could to weaken both institutions, despite the fact that they, not the government, are the two pillars which support this country.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13336 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
The problem today is that some and growing number of these so-called Christians want to reverse many SCOTUS decisions on issues like abortion, prayer in public ceremonies, saluting a flag in school, the use of the word 'God' in many public situations, rights of gay/lesbian/transgengered and so on that touch our critical principal of Freedom of (or from) Religion. They want to make the USA 'conform' to their faith, feeling that it will get them into Heaven. Yet to force a particular faith from a state would impose upon them too.
I wish they would support a canidate for the SCOTUS whom protected families, religion and individuals from the corporate takeover of the govenment of our lives, rollbacks in pollution, social services, education, labor/employment law protections, invasions of our privacy, against the death penalty, excesses of the Patriot Act and so on. That would really be 'Christian' as to religion and family.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5575 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1498 times:
As I know, Christianity means to love even your enemy. But these right wing so called "christian" hypocrites preach all the time to hate all the people who don't have the same understanding of their religion. Religion is absolutely private, let them be alone but also let us be alone from these people. For me there is no difference between them and the Taliban or militant settlers in Israel. These are all criminals, a kind of Nazis or Communists (which is actually almost the same).