Saturday, July 25, 2015

racetards, bibtards, the god of the stupid - useful idiocy in service to hardcore racist elites...,


billmoyers |  Conventional wisdom holds that the rise of the religious right as a political force to be reckoned with during the 1970s and 1980s was driven by conservative Christians’ intense opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. But Dartmouth College’s Randall Balmer writes that “the abortion myth quickly collapses under historical scrutiny.” He notes that “it wasn’t until 1979 — a full six years after Roe — that evangelical leaders, at the behest of conservative activist Paul Weyrich, seized on abortion not for moral reasons, but …. because the anti-abortion crusade was more palatable than the religious right’s real motive: protecting segregated schools.”

When Roe was first decided, most of the Southern evangelicals who today make up the backbone of the anti-abortion movement believed that abortion was a deeply personal issue in which government shouldn’t play a role. Some were hesitant to take a position on abortion because they saw it as a “Catholic issue,” and worried about the influence of Catholic teachings on American religious observance.

Shortly after the decision was handed down, The Baptist Press, a wire service run by the Southern Baptist Convention — the biggest Evangelical organization in the US — ran an op-ed praising the ruling. “Religious liberty, human equality and justice are advanced by the Supreme Court abortion decision,” read the January 31, 1973, piece by W. Barry Garrett, The Baptist Press’s Washington bureau chief.

6 comments:

rohan said...

I ain't know none of these particulars brah. Looking at it though, it explains a lot and connects a lot of otherwise unconnected dots. Thanks for holding classes this morning. The vast right-wing conspiracy ain't no joke when you can put names, faces, and fortunes to the conspirators.

BigDonOne said...

...And the rest is History75... So now, if you live in a major city or suburb, and you want a civilized learning environment for your kids, you have to send them to Private School$$$. Even CNu did-does that...ROTFL

BigDonOne said...

You would need to explain why Asian-Americans don't have the same problems. It's not America that's the issue, it's DNA....

Vic78 said...

Koreans in Japan have many of those problems.

CNu said...

lol, and we all know how the Japanese are flourishing on multiple levels of their 'ome after going face-down ass-up to the west..,
http://subrealism.blogspot.com/search?q=japan+sex
http://subrealism.blogspot.com/search?q=fukushima

CNu said...

Get back up off the floor peanut. Africa is an immensely big place with lots of fantastic little places inside it. There are literally dozens of places I would relocate to in Africa in a heartbeat. China, Korea, or Japan, notwithstanding the size of China, not so much...,

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