Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Dominionists slander Obama (surprise, surprise)

I have just discovered a regular column in The American Prospect. It's called "The FundamentaList" and is written by Sarah Posner who has covered the religious right for The American Prospect, The Nation, The Washington Spectator, and AlterNet among others. Here's just a little excerpt from the October 1 posting:

Dominionist Group Claims Obama Is Not A Christian.

While McCain and Palin are on the side of angels, Obama is not, according to the latest smear videos produced by the religious right
Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. The commission, headed by Gary Cass, a protégé of the late dominionist D. James Kennedy's Center for Reclaiming America for Christ, is releasing seven YouTube videos claiming that "Barack Obama is not a Christian by any biblical or historic measure." Last week's video lambasted such apostasies as his belief that there are paths to heaven other than through Jesus Christ. This week's video attacks him for not believing in the inerrancy of the Bible. "Who are you going to believe," asks the narrator, "Jesus or Obama?"

You know, I had a very religious upbringing and I well remember my Sunday School teachers saying how wrong it is to judge others - that only God can do that.

Of course, these fundies would say that I'm not a Christian either.


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