This blog started out as a companion piece to my book, Musings from the Christian Left (excerpts of which can be found in the July 2004 link) and to support a planned radio show. Now, its simply a long term writing project from a Christian Left Libertarian perspective (meaning I often argue for liberty within the (Catholic) Church, rather than liberty because the church takes care of a conservative view of morality.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Cynical Conservatives

In today's Washington Post, conservative leaders are reportedly energized by yesterday's decision on gay marriage in New Jersey.

The New Jersey court decision that gay couples are entitled to the same rights as heterosexual couples was bad news for social conservatives -- the bad news they were hoping for. Pro-traditional-marriage organizations ought to give a distinguished service award to the New Jersey Supreme Court," said the Rev. Richard Land, head of the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. Land and other conservative religious leaders predicted that the court's 4 to 3 ruling, which was handed down Wednesday, would boost turnout of social conservatives in the midterm elections, particularly in the eight states that have constitutional amendments against same-sex marriage on the Nov. 7 ballot.

This speaks volumes as to how cynical these people are. Any movement whose goal is merely to keep their supporters angry enough to vote is just plain pathetic, meaning it elicits pity from those of us who are not fooled. Sad. The same people in the Catholic Church who were poo-pooing What's the Matter with Kansas should take note of the people they are getting in bed with.


Blogger Elmo said...

I wish dumb people would stay away from cameras. Thank God I'm not in the SBC.

4:05 PM


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