Saturday, March 18, 2006

The Religious Right is at it again.

They're putting pressure on the Republicans again to implement their agenda even beyond what's already been done. Here's an excerpt from an article by the BBC entitled "US evangelicals warn Republicans" that explains:

At a news conference in Washington, some of America's most influential conservative leaders said the current perception among evangelical Christians was that the Republican majority was not doing enough for them.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said that apart from confirming two conservative judges to the Supreme Court, "core values voters" did not feel that Congress was advancing their interests.

The leaders appear to be reflecting a growing sense of frustration among the Christian right, over what they see as a lack of legislative progress on issues such as banning same-sex marriages.

And while this was not quite a call to arms, it will cause concern in Republican circles in the run-up to the mid-terms.

These people want to turn America into a theocracy. I really wonder what we're going to look like, say, five years from now.

On that note I want to recommend a film I watched last night. It's entitled Vera Drake and it's set in Britain in 1950. The movie is about an ordinary woman who's an illegal abortion provider who eventually gets arrested. This is a powerful, well written, amazingly acted film that I hope you'll see because we are definitely going back to those days. Very troubling.

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