Repubicans & Christian Nationalism
Many "moderate" Republicans continue to believe that there is hope in their struggle to win the GOP back from the evil clutches of the Christian Religious Right. Give it up! Rudi Giuliani, one of the darlings of the "moderate" Republicans, has been traveling around the country supporting radical Christian Right Repubs, including Rick Santorum in PA, Ralph Reed in GA, and Asa Hutchinson in AR.
The fact is that the Republican Party, even the "moderate" country club rich Republicans, depend upon the Christian Right to win elections. The CR is one of the largest voting blocks in the country and they have won considerable poliitcal power in the Republican Party. Despite the attempts of "moderate/centrist/conservtive" Democrats to win them over, the Christo fascists are very faithful to the GOP, and the GOP continues to pander to them with "value issues" like the anti-gay marriage amendments, etc. And we can blame the "moderate" Republicans for going along with the Christo-fascist campaign to turn the United States into a theocracy.
In her book, "Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism," author Michelle Goldberg examines how gay marriage has become "the mobilizing passion for much of the religious right." The book also charts how Christian fundamentalism is supported by Republican patronage and how under the Bush administration, it is increasingly shaping many aspects of public policy. Read all about it at
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