Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the Right Wing Media Machine

Whenever we hear the Republican Media Machine talk about Senator Barack Obama's `pastor' Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the careful reader notices that the United Church of Christ is mentioned in full. There is a reason for that. In order to break the Nazi-ish tactics of the Republican propaganda machine, (and people who have done higher level public relations studies in University know the GOP tactics are based very much in practices developed by the Nazi regime), progressives need to understand the subtext of right-wing conversations.

The United Church of Christ (UCC) was one of the only liberal-leaning congregations to speak out against the politicialized, right-wing brand of Christianity developed by Charles Colson, Ralph Reed and the Christian Reformed Church when the power of the Christian Right was at it's height. Many United Church of Christ pastors even compared the Christian Right to the anti-Christ, which, if one reads scripture closely, does describe the anti-Christ as being very close to the Christian Right. (This is not a marginalized idea among Christians outside of America).

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The disgusting rise of a disgusting test

Few moments in American history have so reflected a treasonous sentiment abroad in the republic against a key tenant of the Constitution as the speech in Houston this week by presidential candidate Mitt Romney to a largely Republican audience did against the separation of Church and State. Romney, a Mormon, felt compelled to give a speech to satisfy the requirements of what is essentially a religious test many Americans would like to make a requirement of candidates in America, supposedly the "land of the free."

The Constitution expressly prohibits religious tests for holding office. But the religious test as it exists now is not something written into law; rather, it is a reflection of two facts, one of which is worrying as it elevates religion too much into political and governmental affairs.

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Thompson, God and the Republic Party

Crossposted from Left Toon Lane, Bilerico Project& My Left Wing


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Gore not compatible with Evangelicals?

Crossposted from Left Toon Lane, Bilerico Project& My Left Wing


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Media Largely Ignores Falwell's Support For Segregation, Apartheid

Over at Jack and Jill and Field Negro, a point about the late Jerry Falwell is being made that has escaped the mainstream media. Namely, his support of segregation and his opposition to miscegenation, as well his support of South African Apartheid.

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