Conservatives Weaponize Religion, Worship Wealthy
Few would deny that Evangelical Christians control most if not all religious conversations among Conservatives, but that was even more apparent on the Saturday before Thanksgiving when the Iowa-based, ultra-Conservative religious group, The Family Leader, hosted a round-table discussion with six of the most prominent Republican Presidential candidates. Prior to the start of the two hour event, organizers spent 45 minutes outlining their plan for national domination by controlling who will be elected to a political office.
First Conservative Church of America?
Groups like The Family Leader, Focus on the Family, and The Truth Project hope to create a "worldview" in the United States that uses local, state, and federal laws as their weapons to enforce their mythological beliefs on all citizens. It was hard to argue with their ability to control Conservative politics with six Republican candidates at their beck and call.
Conservatives have worked to pass laws that denied equal rights to Gay Americans, created impossible building codes for women's health clinics that honored a woman's freewill, and define birth control as murder. The Iowa event made it clear that Republican Presidential candidates have nothing but praise and support to groups who seek to replace fair government with interpretive mythology.
After the event, Conservative Presidential candidate Rick Perry joined Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum in signing The Family Leader's Pledge to Marriage. The vow that implies that being Gay is a learned behavior (presumably that can be deprogrammed,) that African Americans were better parents when they were slaves, and demands the candidate commit to 14 points, including an Amendment to the United States Constitution that forbids legal Gay marriage, and a rejection of Sharia Islam law.
In the same week Conservatives offered the economy of the United States as a sacrifice to the richest Americans by rejecting any plan to secure America's future that would include a restoration of tax revenue from those who owe the most to this country for their wealth. Despite Conservative attempts to spin it as the fault of the Democrats, the simple fact is that there was only one issue that kept Congress from creating a solution to America's current and future debt issue and that is imposing fair taxes on those with incomes over $1 million a year.Continued on the next page