Saturday, December 04, 2004

Religious Right: very strange

As we ran this morning we hit on many topics as is our wont. One of the topics was the religious right. Well, our good prez is about as fundamentalist as they get and one of his happy initiatives is to promote "Faith Based" programs to the tune of $170M for this year. Fortunately we have some congressional leaders who smell stink. Henry Waxman (D - Calif) called for a study of these bible-thumping cranks trolling for federal dollars and came up with some pretty eye opening results.

These people are teaching our children that "HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be spread through sweat and tears", "A 43-day-old fetus is a "thinking person", "Condoms fail to prevent HIV transmission as often as 31 percent of the time in heterosexual intercourse".

Bill Moyer recently accepted an award for environmental reporting and lamented on the Religious Right and their contentment to "wait on the rapture". No worries. God will provide. Don't concern your body over the environment. Biblical prophesy says... It's a Bizarro World.

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