Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Must they speak for me?

Reading what "leading members of the evangelical community" have been saying lately really gets me up in arms. Why must they claim to speak for me? Jerry Falwell has resurrected the Moral Majority with a new plan.
He added that the new group's mission would be to lobby for anti-abortion conservatives to fill openings on the Supreme Court and lower courts, a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, and the election of another "George Bush-type" conservative in 2008.

Apparently it is now the job of evangelicals to ban same sex marriage (see below on what exactly that is), fill the court with our kind of activist judges and get Republicans elected. When did Jesus become a Republican? Why couldn't a pro-life Democrat be a possible choice for this new Faith and Values Coalition?

Now that James Dobson and his Focus on the Family have wielded some power in getting Bush elected, I'm glad he is being quoted as speaking for all 7 million people that listen to his radio show or regularly get his e-mails. During an election rally on the 23rd of October, Dobson is quoted in the Daily Oklahoman as saying, "“Homosexuals are not monogamous. They want to destroy the institution of marriage,” and “[Tolerance of gay marriage] will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth.”

In addition to bring that factually incorrect doomsday prophecy, Dobson extended his love to the opponent of the man he was endorsing, Tom Coburn. Dobson said, "a vote for Carson, even if you think he’s right, would be a vote for U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D.; Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont." Dobson then followed with this loving statement...

“Patrick Leahy is a ‘God’s people’ hater,” Dobson said. “I don’t know if he hates God, but he hates God’s people.”

Honestly....why must these men claim the evangelical title and why must the media assume that everyone agrees with these silly and stupid statements. Just for the record...neither James Dobson nor Jerry Falwell speak for me