Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pious Manipulation


I am worried.

I think there is a very dangerous movement sweeping through the religious. Corporations and other special interests are using fear and belief manipulation to form a ready made lobbying group out of America's Christians.

Whatever your opinion is about the health care debate that's going on, it does any of us little good for a callow former governor to try to hijack the stage with accusations of death camps and mandatory abortions.

The new shrieking Republican fringe is infiltrating the town hall meetings with their representatives disguised as John Q. Public. They hold signs that contain thinly disguised screeds awash in bigotry and fear mongering. How long before these people finally incite a violent tragedy?

Let's hope cooler heads can prevail.

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