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May 6, 2005

Get Thee Behind Me, Ted Kennedy

Apparently a pastor at a small Baptist church in East Waynesville, North Carolina, told his flock that if they didn’t support George W. Bush that they should leave his church forever. Many liberals are aghast, seeing this in a further religious war against them. While there is a strident Conservative Christian movement taking crazy actions against liberals every day I don’t know who widespread it is. I think most American Christians just want to go to work, raise their kids, and watch blockbusters at the movies, not turn the nation into a theocracy.

Anyhow, the folks over at Daily Kos (which I was recently disappointed to learn is pronounced “kose”, not “kahs”, like I’d previously thought) have come up with a number of action items to combat this church’s anti-liberalism. The first is to contact the IRS. Which is a good point, really. Churches are exempt from paying taxes, unless they also involve themselves in politics. This pastor’s fiery attack may end up crippling his church. Good work, guy.

Posted by Jake on May 6, 2005 10:00 am

4 Comments »

  1. Yeah, this is going to be overblown, since it’s just one nutjob, but ya gotta admit: it sure fits the recent theme well.

    Comment by jpe — May 6, 2005 @ 12:10 pm

  2. I grew up with assholes like that because I attended private schools. It always blew me away that they could talk about the Sermon on the Mount, and yet still say “Please vote for our Godly leaders Reagan and Bush.” However “Rev.” Fred “God Hates Fags” Phelps is even more worse that these guys, or the crapsack preachers i grew up with.

    Comment by mr. mike — May 7, 2005 @ 9:20 am

  3. I grew up with assholes like that because I’m from South Carolina. I wish it was just one nutjob, but it isn’t. Here, intolerance is pretty much the norm, and it’s reinforced by crackpot religious freaks (which are also more common than one would think). That’s why it’s so scary that there is an evangelical in the white house. Before Bush, these people kept their fanatical opinions mostly to themselves. Now, they see an opportunity to make their opinions the law, and Bush got elected because the fanatics saw that opportunity and collectively voted to seize it. Calling the IRS is a great idea though. The preachers stay fat and happy because of the collection plate that’s passed around every Sunday.

    Comment by Robin — May 7, 2005 @ 12:57 pm

  4. Actually, Robin, the Holy Rollers and the Moonies got into some lower ranking positions in the Reagan admin., and arch-wacko Pat Robertson ran for the Presidency in 1988, so Fundies in government are not a new thing. What is (as you pointed out) is that the Prez. is now one, as was head of the Justice Dept. BTW, Robertson was able to build up the “Christian Coalition” using the mailing list he had amassed during his failed bid for the Presidency, a nice example of “function creep.”

    Comment by mr. mike — May 8, 2005 @ 9:48 am

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