Friday, October 06, 2006

Good grief

I just got an email from Campaign to Defend the Constitution that had samples of what the Religious Right is saying about the Foley scandal. They're blaming tolerance and diversity, they're blaming the Left, they're blaming Planned Parenthood, they're blaming (of course) homosexuality. Take a look at this:

It's outrageous, it's shocking. But it shouldn't be totally surprising when we hold up tolerance and diversity as the guidepost for public life this is what you end up getting.

-- Tony Perkins, Family Research Council

And this:

But neither party seems likely to address the real issue, which is the link between homosexuality and child sexual abuse.

-- Tony Perkins, Family Research Council

And this:

The Foley revelations are 'an attempt to discourage Christian conservative voters and to get some percentage of them to stay home so that the Left can retake the United States Senate and the United States House.'

-- Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families

And this:

There is never an acceptable excuse or rationale for the type of deviant behavior former Congressman Mark Foley has admitted to. Homosexuality is every bit a part of the culture of death as is abortion and contraception. Not surprisingly, Foley was an ardent supporter of both, representing the interests of Planned Parenthood 64 percent of the time thus far in 2006.

-- Human Life International

Remember now, this is the party of "personal responsibility". Why not hold Foley (and Hastert and the rest of the Republican leadership) personally responsible???

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