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Need to watch Fred Thompson

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

Salon: Thompson proposes a new gay marriage amendment

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He's already using Dominionist code words in his campaigning. Is he doing it consciously? He is anti-abortion (would like to see Roe v. Wade overturned) and anti-gay rights.[1] He is also a vocal global warming doubter.[2]

Thompson is a member of the Church of Christ, which is rooted in the Second Great Awakening.[3] James Dobson has been reported as saying Thompson is "Not a Christian", meaning apparently that he is not openly religious enough. It looks to me like Fred is trying to address that issue now, and move closer in line with the likes of Dobson.

In a recent poll, he is in a dead heat with Rudy Giuliani for the Republican nomination.[4]

[1]Thompson: Roe 'bad law and bad medicine'
[2]"Plutonic Warming"
[3]Fred Thompson’s Faith: Churches of Christ 101
[4]Fred Thompson in Dead Heat With Rudy Giuliani As He Enters the Race According to Rasmussen Reports

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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]crazyjane13)

Hey there, this is an urgent plea to all out there who are initiated into the Mysteries of Teh Interweb.

I need to know who's behind the Greenswatch site ASAP. This disgusting bunch - for them as have been lucky enough to escape it - have produced an appalling slander against a couple of Melbourne pagans. One of these people has come in for a truly amazing amount of mud-slinging - calling her a "cult leader", accusing her of sacrificing animals, the whole box 'n dice. I can't find a specific Dommie link, but there's quite a bit of moralistic language there that rings a few alarm bells.

It's possible that there will be legal action taken against these nutjobs. I have my suspicions as to who may be driving this, but I don't want to point fingers until I have a little more info. If they do turn out to be who I suspect, it's going to take a lot of money and an ironclad case. I figure that the latter, at least, is achievable.

I've tried doing the whois thing, but I'm not very good at deciphering the results.

Any help you guys can be would be deeply appreciated. And of course, I would never encourage illegal activity on the part of my friends. :-D

Current Mood: disgusted
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And Now For A Word From Your Mods ...

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

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