The decline of evangelical influence

September 23, 2007 at 9:42 pm | Posted in politics, Religion | 1 Comment

The Evangelical outcasts

Conservative Evangelicals, angry that women still have control over their own bodies, angry that their prayers aren’t foisted on every school child, angry that we don’t live in a theocracy, and angry that gays, well, still exist, are claiming they’ll be tougher on Republicans this time around.

It definitely is a moment of crisis for the Evangelical Right. When you style yourself the GOP’s ground army (and they are), yet your presidential forum attracts only Huckabee, Brownback, John Cox (who?), Alan Keyes Ron Paul, Tancredo and Duncan Hunter, you know you’re getting the dredges of the GOP field.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/9/18/13255/3685

Because right now, there is perhaps no greater item we as a struggling human ant farm can be grateful for, no single social emetic we can look to for inspiration or hope or a happy tingly sensation in our collective groinal region indicating a possible move away from our long-standing Dick-Cheney-in-hell attitude of shrill bleakness, alarmism and religious righteousness than the simply wonderful implosion of the evangelical Christian right that’s happening right now in America.

Do you know this clenched and panicky group? Of course you do. They’re the throngs of megachurch lemmings Karl Rove masterfully manipulated and rallied and whored to Bush’s very narrow advantage in two elections.

Apparently, Bush’s GOP has let them down. They have not been content with BushCo’s anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-sex, pro-abstinence, anti-women, anti-science, pro-war, God-hates-Islam stance, nor have they been content with having their trembling hands around the throat of the preceding Republican Congress for half a decade and clearly they have been insufficiently humiliated by the happy slew of right-wing preachers and politicians who’ve been revealed as meth-loving, restroom-lurking, boy-fetishizing gay hypocrites.

But when you come right down to it, the Great Truism has been validated once again: Righteous fundamentalism, be it Christian, Islamic, or otherwise, has the seeds of its own destruction built right into its very framework, a priori and de facto and by default. Powered by the deeply joyless engines of fear and shame, it can never quench its own impotent desires.

The fall of the Godmongers

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2007/09/21/notes092107.DTL

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  1. Vagamox in the eye, huh? I’m not sure Vagamox is meant for the eye. I think it might just be a vaginal form of amoxocillin. But hey, what would a pharmacist know anyway?


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