Sunday, May 21, 2006

Saudi School Books, Viguerie got fooled, Religious Right Twice, How to Fight Them and Work at Home.

Despite our loving relationship with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, they're teaching their school kids to hate and wage jihad against all that don't believe in their Wahhabi version of Islam.

Why can't the Saudi's love the rest of us as much as they do the Bush family?

With $70 a barrel oil, they should love the hell out of us.

A review of a sample of official Saudi textbooks for Islamic studies used during
the current academic year reveals that, despite the Saudi government's
statements to the contrary, an ideology of hatred toward Christians and Jews and
Muslims who do not follow Wahhabi doctrine remains in this area of the public
school system. The texts teach a dualistic vision, dividing the world into true
believers of Islam (the "monotheists") and unbelievers (the "polytheists" and

This indoctrination begins in a first-grade text and is
reinforced and expanded each year, culminating in a 12th-grade text instructing
students that their religious obligation includes waging jihad against the
infidel to "spread the faith."

Richard A. Viguerie over at the WaPo is whining that Bush betrayed the conservatives. It's not because of any of the really stupid things he's done, like the Iraq War or the tax cuts, but because Bush and the Republicans in Congress let government get too big.

It's their own fault, the rest of us know a simple BS artist when we see one.

Conservatives, gotta love 'em. Just don't let them play with matches or anything sharp.

I've never seen conservatives so downright fed up as they are today. The current
relationship between Washington Republicans and the nation's conservatives makes
me think of a cheating husband whose wife catches him, and forgives him, time
and time again. Then one day he comes home to discover that she has packed her
bags and called a cab -- and a divorce lawyer.

The Religious Right is flexing it's muscle. On the same sex marriage issue, some Republicans want to compromise and let the states decide on civil unions or domestic benefits. But Heaven forbid, they can never call it "marriage". Even with the compromise the amendment will read.

"Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a
woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any state, shall be
construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred
upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman."

I wish they would worry more about their souls and leave my Constitution alone.

It's so bad in Florida, that they have a dinner so they can make sure the state's Republican politicians are suffinciently conditioned to publicly lick the boots of the Religious Right.

ORLANDO - In a sign of the clout of conservative Christian activists in Florida
politics, candidates for nearly every statewide Republican office attended the
first-ever Florida Family Policy Council awards dinner in Orlando Friday night.

Michelle Goldberg tells us what the Religious Right is really up to and how to stand up to them.

The mass movement I've described aims to supplant Enlightenment rationalism with
what it calls the Christian worldview. The phrase is based on the
conviction that true Christianity must govern every aspect of public and private
life, and that all government, science, history and culture must be understood
according to the dictates of scripture. There are biblically correct positions
on every issue, from gay marriage to income tax rates, and only those with the
right worldview can discern them. This is Christianity as a total ideology I
call it Christian nationalism. It's an ideology adhered to by millions of
Americans, some of whom are very powerful. It's what drives a great many of the
fights over religion, science, sex and pluralism now dividing communities all
over the country.

And some of us really can make a living working at home.

This is the 42-year-old woman police accuse of "operating a house of
prostitution at her home" on a manicured cul-de-sac in wealthy Howard County.

The woman with a PhD in sociology, an expertise in women's studies and a
former career as a well-regarded college professor.


1 comment:

  1. This "Christian World View" that the fantasy-based right wants to impose over the Constitution needs a quicker, catchier name: how about Charia?


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