Church and State my reply to notestoponder

First Lady Betty Ford sports a button expressi...

First Lady Betty Ford sports a button expressing her support for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment while taking some personal time as President Ford plays in the Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic Celebrities Golf Tournament, Hollywood, Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today’s blog is an attempt at calming the fears expressed by fellow blogger notestoponder a few days ago.

If you have not had a chance to read her blog, scroll down for the link. This will provide you with the background information explaining this blog.

In the 1970s a group (Moral Majority) was started.

Some issues for which the Moral Majority campaigned included:

The official group dissolved in the late 1980s. But their efforts continue to this day.

Pat Robertson a media mogul and former Baptist minister is still extolling the supposed values of the Christian right on his television broadcasts.

Now then, the group itself has dissolved; their goals have not been obtained and in some areas they even lost ground.

Roe v Wade is still the law of the land despite the Republicans having control of all three branches of our federal government during the Bush years.

Gay rights are gaining at the state level with an ever increasing number of states now recognizing gay marriage.

The repeal of DOMA was an additional blow to this group.

These facts have created an atmosphere where the supporters have become somewhat disillusioned and no longer have the fervor they once had.

To the best of my knowledge we have no high ranking people of faith with government control unlike the Imams in Iraq.

The number of young people in the U.S. professing to be of no religious faith or belief continues to grow, they have seen what radical religion has to offer and have chose not to participate.

And so, in conclusion my opinion is that the Christian right and their attempt at taking over our government has seen its peak and will continue to diminish.

This does not mean we can disregard them or their efforts, we must maintain our vigilance for they are still a force to be reckoned with but their power is waning.

Sleep peacefully Notestoponder, we have the matter in hand and are watching it closely.

And to all the rest of you good people, carry on and have fun doing so!

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4 thoughts on “Church and State my reply to notestoponder

  1. Regretful that one has to remain vigilant at all. Our efforts and attention would be far better spent in other pursuits rather than keeping a check on the religious nutters among us.

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  2. You didn’t mention (and it has been awhile since I read “Notestoponder’s” article; but the fact is that most of the people in power at state levels simply use religious issues for their political gain.

    Yes, the political left did this back in “the day;” but, in general, the object was generally to help the bulk of the population, not a specific “moral” agenda.

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    • Yes Mike, I may have skirted that point but tried to touch on it when talking about how Roe v Wade was not overturned during the Bush years. They just use this issue as a get out the vote cause and do not really want to overturn it. As far as the left using this imho it was more of a get out the vote action. Knowing for sure their most likely voting habits.

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