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You can't read this article unless you pay for the Times Select, but it's a great article about the Christian Reconstructionists, Regent University, current Bush Administration scandals, and the Bush Administration's number one desire - to make an American Christian Theocracy.

http://select.nytimes.com/2007/04/13/opini...krugman.html?hp

Some points:

** Regent University, founded by the televangelist Pat Robertson to provide “Christian leadership to change the world,” boasts that it has 150 graduates working in the Bush administration.

** the most famous of those graduates is Monica Goodling, a product of the university’s law school. She’s the former top aide to Alberto Gonzales who appears central to the scandal of the fired U.S. attorneys and has declared that she will take the Fifth rather than testify to Congress on the matter.

** The official platform of the Texas Republican Party pledges to “dispel the myth of the separation of church and state.”

** Kay Cole James, who had extensive connections to the religious right and was the dean of Regent’s government school, was the federal government’s chief personnel officer from 2001 to 2005. (Curious fact: she then took a job with Mitchell Wade, the businessman who bribed Representative Randy “Duke” Cunningham.)

** George Deutsch, the presidential appointee at NASA who told a Web site designer to add the word “theory” after every mention of the Big Bang, to leave open the possibility of “intelligent design by a creator.” He turned out not to have, as he claimed, a degree from Texas A&M.

** Rachel Paulose, the U.S. attorney in Minnesota — three of whose deputies recently stepped down, reportedly in protest over her management style — is, according to a local news report, in the habit of quoting Bible verses in the office?

** Claude Allen, the presidential aide and former deputy secretary of health and human services, who stepped down after being investigated for petty theft. Most press reports, though they mentioned Mr. Allen’s faith, failed to convey the fact that he built his career as a man of the hard-line Christian right.

** Regent isn’t a religious university the way Loyola or Yeshiva are religious universities. It’s run by someone whose first reaction to 9/11 was to brand it God’s punishment for America’s sins. Two days after the terrorist attacks, Mr. Robertson held a conversation with Jerry Falwell on Mr. Robertson’s TV show “The 700 Club.” Mr. Falwell laid blame for the attack at the feet of “the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians,” not to mention the A.C.L.U. and People for the American Way. “Well, I totally concur,” said Mr. Robertson.

So, boys and girls, while we sit here debating whether the Bible is the Word of God, these lunatics have taken over the US Federal Government. Good thing they didn't get their "Permanent Republican Majority" and we are still in a democracy can can vote these Taliban out of office next year.

But the final paragraph of the article is the most ominous:

** The Bush administration’s implosion clearly represents a setback for the Christian right’s strategy of infiltration. But it would be wildly premature to declare the danger over. This is a movement that has shown great resilience over the years. It will surely find new champions.

Next week Rudy Giuliani will be speaking at Regent’s Executive Leadership Series...........

God save us all from the Christians.

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You can't read this article unless you pay for the Times Select, but it's a great article about the Christian Reconstructionists, Regent University, current Bush Administration scandals, and the Bush Administration's number one desire - to make an American Christian Theocracy.

http://select.nytimes.com/2007/04/13/opini...krugman.html?hp

Some points:

** Regent University, founded by the televangelist Pat Robertson to provide “Christian leadership to change the world,” boasts that it has 150 graduates working in the Bush administration.

** the most famous of those graduates is Monica Goodling, a product of the university’s law school. She’s the former top aide to Alberto Gonzales who appears central to the scandal of the fired U.S. attorneys and has declared that she will take the Fifth rather than testify to Congress on the matter.

** The official platform of the Texas Republican Party pledges to “dispel the myth of the separation of church and state.”

** Kay Cole James, who had extensive connections to the religious right and was the dean of Regent’s government school, was the federal government’s chief personnel officer from 2001 to 2005. (Curious fact: she then took a job with Mitchell Wade, the businessman who bribed Representative Randy “Duke” Cunningham.)

** George Deutsch, the presidential appointee at NASA who told a Web site designer to add the word “theory” after every mention of the Big Bang, to leave open the possibility of “intelligent design by a creator.” He turned out not to have, as he claimed, a degree from Texas A&M.

** Rachel Paulose, the U.S. attorney in Minnesota — three of whose deputies recently stepped down, reportedly in protest over her management style — is, according to a local news report, in the habit of quoting Bible verses in the office?

** Claude Allen, the presidential aide and former deputy secretary of health and human services, who stepped down after being investigated for petty theft. Most press reports, though they mentioned Mr. Allen’s faith, failed to convey the fact that he built his career as a man of the hard-line Christian right.

** Regent isn’t a religious university the way Loyola or Yeshiva are religious universities. It’s run by someone whose first reaction to 9/11 was to brand it God’s punishment for America’s sins. Two days after the terrorist attacks, Mr. Robertson held a conversation with Jerry Falwell on Mr. Robertson’s TV show “The 700 Club.” Mr. Falwell laid blame for the attack at the feet of “the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians,” not to mention the A.C.L.U. and People for the American Way. “Well, I totally concur,” said Mr. Robertson.

So, boys and girls, while we sit here debating whether the Bible is the Word of God, these lunatics have taken over the US Federal Government. Good thing they didn't get their "Permanent Republican Majority" and we are still in a democracy can can vote these Taliban out of office next year.

But the final paragraph of the article is the most ominous:

** The Bush administration’s implosion clearly represents a setback for the Christian right’s strategy of infiltration. But it would be wildly premature to declare the danger over. This is a movement that has shown great resilience over the years. It will surely find new champions.

Next week Rudy Giuliani will be speaking at Regent’s Executive Leadership Series...........

God save us all from the Christians.

Incredible. :/

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You can't read this article unless you pay for the Times Select, but it's a great article about the Christian Reconstructionists, Regent University, current Bush Administration scandals, and the Bush Administration's number one desire - to make an American Christian Theocracy.

http://select.nytimes.com/2007/04/13/opini...krugman.html?hp

Some points:

** Regent University, founded by the televangelist Pat Robertson to provide “Christian leadership to change the world,” boasts that it has 150 graduates working in the Bush administration.

** the most famous of those graduates is Monica Goodling, a product of the university’s law school. She’s the former top aide to Alberto Gonzales who appears central to the scandal of the fired U.S. attorneys and has declared that she will take the Fifth rather than testify to Congress on the matter.

** The official platform of the Texas Republican Party pledges to “dispel the myth of the separation of church and state.”

** Kay Cole James, who had extensive connections to the religious right and was the dean of Regent’s government school, was the federal government’s chief personnel officer from 2001 to 2005. (Curious fact: she then took a job with Mitchell Wade, the businessman who bribed Representative Randy “Duke” Cunningham.)

** George Deutsch, the presidential appointee at NASA who told a Web site designer to add the word “theory” after every mention of the Big Bang, to leave open the possibility of “intelligent design by a creator.” He turned out not to have, as he claimed, a degree from Texas A&M.

** Rachel Paulose, the U.S. attorney in Minnesota — three of whose deputies recently stepped down, reportedly in protest over her management style — is, according to a local news report, in the habit of quoting Bible verses in the office?

** Claude Allen, the presidential aide and former deputy secretary of health and human services, who stepped down after being investigated for petty theft. Most press reports, though they mentioned Mr. Allen’s faith, failed to convey the fact that he built his career as a man of the hard-line Christian right.

** Regent isn’t a religious university the way Loyola or Yeshiva are religious universities. It’s run by someone whose first reaction to 9/11 was to brand it God’s punishment for America’s sins. Two days after the terrorist attacks, Mr. Robertson held a conversation with Jerry Falwell on Mr. Robertson’s TV show “The 700 Club.” Mr. Falwell laid blame for the attack at the feet of “the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians,” not to mention the A.C.L.U. and People for the American Way. “Well, I totally concur,” said Mr. Robertson.

So, boys and girls, while we sit here debating whether the Bible is the Word of God, these lunatics have taken over the US Federal Government. Good thing they didn't get their "Permanent Republican Majority" and we are still in a democracy can can vote these Taliban out of office next year.

But the final paragraph of the article is the most ominous:

** The Bush administration’s implosion clearly represents a setback for the Christian right’s strategy of infiltration. But it would be wildly premature to declare the danger over. This is a movement that has shown great resilience over the years. It will surely find new champions.

Next week Rudy Giuliani will be speaking at Regent’s Executive Leadership Series...........

God save us all from the Christians.

You need to get yourself a girlfriend.

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You can't read this article unless you pay for the Times Select, but it's a great article about the Christian Reconstructionists, Regent University, current Bush Administration scandals, and the Bush Administration's number one desire - to make an American Christian Theocracy.

http://select.nytimes.com/2007/04/13/opini...krugman.html?hp

Some points:

** Regent University, founded by the televangelist Pat Robertson to provide “Christian leadership to change the world,” boasts that it has 150 graduates working in the Bush administration.

** the most famous of those graduates is Monica Goodling, a product of the university’s law school. She’s the former top aide to Alberto Gonzales who appears central to the scandal of the fired U.S. attorneys and has declared that she will take the Fifth rather than testify to Congress on the matter.

** The official platform of the Texas Republican Party pledges to “dispel the myth of the separation of church and state.”

** Kay Cole James, who had extensive connections to the religious right and was the dean of Regent’s government school, was the federal government’s chief personnel officer from 2001 to 2005. (Curious fact: she then took a job with Mitchell Wade, the businessman who bribed Representative Randy “Duke” Cunningham.)

** George Deutsch, the presidential appointee at NASA who told a Web site designer to add the word “theory” after every mention of the Big Bang, to leave open the possibility of “intelligent design by a creator.” He turned out not to have, as he claimed, a degree from Texas A&M.

** Rachel Paulose, the U.S. attorney in Minnesota — three of whose deputies recently stepped down, reportedly in protest over her management style — is, according to a local news report, in the habit of quoting Bible verses in the office?

** Claude Allen, the presidential aide and former deputy secretary of health and human services, who stepped down after being investigated for petty theft. Most press reports, though they mentioned Mr. Allen’s faith, failed to convey the fact that he built his career as a man of the hard-line Christian right.

** Regent isn’t a religious university the way Loyola or Yeshiva are religious universities. It’s run by someone whose first reaction to 9/11 was to brand it God’s punishment for America’s sins. Two days after the terrorist attacks, Mr. Robertson held a conversation with Jerry Falwell on Mr. Robertson’s TV show “The 700 Club.” Mr. Falwell laid blame for the attack at the feet of “the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians,” not to mention the A.C.L.U. and People for the American Way. “Well, I totally concur,” said Mr. Robertson.

So, boys and girls, while we sit here debating whether the Bible is the Word of God, these lunatics have taken over the US Federal Government. Good thing they didn't get their "Permanent Republican Majority" and we are still in a democracy can can vote these Taliban out of office next year.

But the final paragraph of the article is the most ominous:

** The Bush administration’s implosion clearly represents a setback for the Christian right’s strategy of infiltration. But it would be wildly premature to declare the danger over. This is a movement that has shown great resilience over the years. It will surely find new champions.

Next week Rudy Giuliani will be speaking at Regent’s Executive Leadership Series...........

God save us all from the Christians.

A little constructive criticism for you - your name will likely ensure that you will never win the support of the majority of individuals in the country, which will probably leave you in a perpetual minority, which, in turn, will lead to more whining because the fundies are infiltrating the government. Learn how to differentiate between the majority of Christians, and those blithering idiots in the Bush Administration, and maybe reconsider the offense that your name breeds on site, so that your valid points are not met with immediate reluctance. Or not, your call.

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A little constructive criticism for you - your name will likely ensure that you will never win the support of the majority of individuals in the country, which will probably leave you in a perpetual minority, which, in turn, will lead to more whining because the fundies are infiltrating the government.  Learn how to differentiate between the majority of Christians, and those blithering idiots in the Bush Administration, and maybe reconsider the offense that your name breeds on site, so that your valid points are not met with immediate reluctance.  Or not, your call.

Psssssss, a little constructive clue........ that's not really his name.

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A little constructive criticism for you - your name will likely ensure that you will never win the support of the majority of individuals in the country, which will probably leave you in a perpetual minority, which, in turn, will lead to more whining because the fundies are infiltrating the government.  Learn how to differentiate between the majority of Christians, and those blithering idiots in the Bush Administration, and maybe reconsider the offense that your name breeds on site, so that your valid points are not met with immediate reluctance.  Or not, your call.

Thanks for your comments anonymous Guest.

When the majority of Christians stop voting like sheep for the blithering idiots, I'll reconsider my handle. When blithering idiots like James Dobson have a say in who he likes for the Republican Nominations, and the millions who follow him gladly pull the lever just becuase the candidate happens to be a "Christian," we're in real trouble.

If those are the real Christians, the silent people who allow their religion to be taken over by those blitering idiots need to wake up and say something.

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Thanks for your comments anonymous Guest.

When the majority of Christians stop voting like sheep for the blithering idiots, I'll reconsider my handle.  When blithering idiots like James Dobson have a say in who he likes for the Republican Nominations, and the millions who follow him gladly pull the lever just becuase the candidate happens to be a "Christian," we're in real trouble.

If those are the real Christians, the silent people who allow their religion to be taken over by those blitering idiots need to wake up and say something.

Amen!

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