(Community Matters) There is a culture war underway. The war is not among everyone on either side, but it is underway. Extreme fundamentalist Christians want to impose their beliefs on the rest of us and have stooped to lies, trickery and threats. Roman Catholic Bishops, priests, too many evangelical leaders including Rev Billy Graham, Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom Coalition and other members of the so-called Christian Coalition organized, cajoled and threatened as never before. And, they lost – lost big, lost every single swing state except for North Carolina – lost by 126 out of 538 electoral votes – 332 to 206 votes, that’s a 61% margin.
and . . . they lost four same sex marriage ballot initiatives, plus senate seats because of male idiots who opine on what a woman experiences during rape and how men should decide what she can and can’t do in the case of pregnancy.
And, yes, there is a coalition of us forcing the government to treat LGBT Americans as full citizens with access to every right offered any other American, preventing governments from telling women what they can and can’t do with their bodies, and who insist on a fair & equitable tax system, compassion & services for those in need, & investments in physical & human infrastructure.
I’m sorry for my friends with more laudable objectives who supported the candidate who didn’t win. That was a bad political alliance. Dump the fundamentalists who’d impose their beliefs on others or start a third party.
Romney declared he would suspend my right to visit Steven in a hospital. You can’t be my friend and support this; you can’t overlook it for some other goal.
written in response to a FB post declaring there is no such culture war