This piece was written on Friday; maybe it was written a few days before its time. That was before the California legislature passed a new law that would allow homosexual marriages. Of course there is one obstacle that could prevent this from becoming law – Arnold "the Governator" Schwarzenegger. When he ran for election, he told the voters that he was a fiscal conservative. He downplayed any support for the social reforms of the radical right. This is the only way that a Republican can get elected in California. But, the fear of the religious right can put political pressure on the man who said that he would not bow down to special interests.
So, Arnold has three options:
- He can bow down to the "special interest" of the Religious Right and veto the legislation.
- He can be a man and stand up for civil rights and sign the bill into law.
- He can be a wimp and do nothing allowing the bill to become law after 30 days.
So, here is my piece on why the fundamentalists of the religious right are fueled by fear and rage. It may give us some insight into what Arnold might do, and why. After all, these fundamentalists now control the Republican party.
We have often heard that fundamentalists are a major problem. Fundamentalist Muslims have gone to the extreme of sending suicide bombers out to attack their enemies. Fundamentalist Jews are unbending on their in their belief in the expansion of Israel and are willing to kill for that land. Americans often cite these groups when discussing Christian fundamentalists, saying that these folks aren’t so bad, because they aren’t killing anyone.
Actually there are Christian fundamentalists that have resorted to murder, but they are less common that the Muslim or Jewish groups. So, why is this the case? Should we be so concerned about Christian fundamentalists if they aren’t so bad?