This may surprise some of the frequent readers of my column, but one political lobbying/action/brainwashing group that I absolutely despise is the unholy coalition commonly referred to as the "Religious Right." I have nothing against fundamentalist Christians due to their beliefs — I am of the opinion that one's religious practices are his or her business and not mine — but I do have something against the zealots that seek to violate the separation of church and state or impose their views upon other people.
An example of how the Religious Right is currently doing the latter could be found last week in Washington, DC. Where in Washington, DC, exactly? Why, nowhere else than the office of our Madam Speaker herself — yes, you read that correctly. The leaders of the Religious Right — frauds who claim to be "stalwart conservatives" and ruthlessly bash members of the political right that don't agree with their theocratical agenda in totality — conspired with Nancy Pelosi and her minions on Wednesday to bring about what could only be described as the end of America as we know it.
They were conspiring for "comprehensive immigration reform" legislation. Leith Anderson, president of the extremely influential National Evangelical Assosciation, described his efforts to CNN's Eric Marrapodi as "rooted in in what the Bible teaches….and how we treat particularly people who are aliens or strangers in the land."
What utter garbage. Anderson and his vile cohorts are in it for the numbers game — they want a steady congregation (i.e. a reliable source of income) for the foreseeable future and then some. They see the ill-informed and uneducated illegal aliens as the perfect prey for their bible beating. Sadly, Anderson and Co. have it figured out very well, as millions of the above mentioned aliens will provide them with exactly what they want for decades, while large numbers of Americans continue to vacate radical churches such as theirs.
Wednesday's meeting proves once and for all that the steering committee of the Religious Right cares nothing about the future of the United States or the conservative movement. They are out only for themselves — certainly not for their fellow countrymen or their Christian God. In my opinion, they are far worse than the most radical of Marxists could ever be.
Because at least the Marxists are honest about their sick intentions. With the hierarchy of the Religious Right, it is all about fooling their legitimately conservative followers and then fleecing them, finally delivering the ultimate slap in the face to them by using their money to support the interests of illegal aliens. As irony would have it, they are the exact evil that they claim to crusade against on a daily basis.
The Republican Party and America's leading conservative institutions would be wise to formally repudiate this Fifth Column before the November elections. The leadership of the Religious Right is not only the anathema to stable government, but to Americanism itself.Powered by Sidelines