Reader Comment: [So True of The Religious-Right]
“Ironically, the Fallwell, Dodson, Robertson generation in their panic to preserve their version of christianity have done more damage to the faith than any of its enemies. They were really culture warriors raging against their loss of power and privilage with civil rights, women's liberation and sexual freedom and using religion as the fig leaf to justify their agenda.
The central message of Jesus is love, acceptance, service, sacrifice and reconciliation with God and each other. But Dodson and company shoved that message into the closet and replaced it with judgement, hate and control, wielding the republican party like a club to try and force people back into a 1950's world that never was.
You now have a couple generations who have grown up thinking christianity is just a hateful political movement.
There is a reason Jesus taught that Ceasar and God were distinct and seperate realms. The unholy marriage between the GOP and Christian extremist have dragged faith into the mud pit of racist, mysoginistic, xenophobic and homophobic politics. Its time for all Christians to wash off the mud of politics and return to faith and service.”