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John McCain: Jerry Falwell not an 'agent of intolerance'??

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]amethyst_hunter)

Well. I just lost all respect for John McCain...

Updated:2006-04-02 16:56:57
McCain Softens Language on Jerry Falwell
WASHINGTON (April 2) - Potential presidential candidate John McCain says he no longer considers evangelist Jerry Falwell to be one of the "agents of intolerance" that he criticized during a previous White House run.

The Republican senator from Arizona will be the commencement speaker in May at Liberty University, the Lynchburg, Va., institution that Falwell founded in 1971.

"We agreed to disagree on certain issues, and we agreed to move forward," McCain said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

[My emphasis]In 2000, as he sought the Republican nomination that eventually went to George W. Bush, McCain said: "Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance, whether they be Louis Farrakhan or Al Sharpton on the left or Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell on the right."

(And yet, now, isn't that JUST what he's doing?? I'm sorry, but I DO NOT TRUST ANYBODY who aligns themselves with someone like Jerry Falwell.)

On Sunday, McCain said that Christian conservatives have a major role to play in the Republican Party, but added, "I don't have to agree with everything they stand for."

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04/02/06 12:59 EDT

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Chris Hedges speech


Chris Hedges did a great speech on dominionism on Uprising! on Pacifica Radio this morning (04/03/06). It's not up on the website yet, but it should be there shortly, and you can listen from the site, download or podcast it. The link to the site is: www.uprisingradio.org - just keep checking back until they have it updated (usually within a day).

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Slacktivist posts today

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]hummingwolf)

For those of you who don't keep up with Slacktivist's blog (and why don't you? You can even add [info]slacktivist to your LJ friends list), here are pointers to the latest relevant posts. First off, there's one about Teen Mania's "Battle Cry for a Generation", a gathering of evangelical youth in San Francisco. Nice Culture Wars stuff here

From the bogus "War on Christmas" to the fetishistic devotion to Ten Commandments markers, this territory-marking has become an obsession for many of the alleged followers of Christ. "They'll know we are Christians by our love" apparently proved too difficult, so instead we've settled for "They'll know we are Christians by our bullying dominance of the public square."

Also today we have Protectors of the Faith, about both the Archbishop of Canterbury's views on the teaching of creationism (he's against it) and The Guardian's bad reporting on religious matters.

Current Music: Peter Himmelman, "Impermanent Things"
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Misquoting Jesus. There has always been a thought hat Jesus was either a liar, a lunatic or the son of god. The author proposes a 4th theory: that the starts are jsut legends, that the true events have been embellish, distorted, half remembered and worse. It should make for interesting reading for anyone who wishes to be able to verbally cross swords with a dominionist.

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