[FoRK] Why Do So Many Republicans Really Hate Obama?
gstock at nexcerpt.com
Fri Oct 19 06:12:18 PDT 2012
Well, that's nonsense! I have it on good authority -- from evangelical
Baptist church elders in both Oklahoma and Michigan -- that Hillary
~Clinton~ is the Antichrist!
Yes. Those who live in large cities, or near either coast of the US,
may not fully comprehend the lunacy fomented here between.
Imagine hearing a group of people (teachers, firefighters, school board
members, grocers, and the like) openly, publicly, and unashamedly
discuss the ~courageous Christianity~ of Timothy McVeigh, for example.
Or, their fervent intent to place Christian literature, particularly the
Bible, in every public school classroom. Or the obvious, definitive
"fact" that the Earth can be no more than a few thousand years old.
Imagine hearing that, or something further out, at ~least~ monthly --
even when you try to avoid gatherings where that might occur.
I have no concern about political decisions (or election outcomes) that
balance liberal and conservative goals and values. I DO have concern
about ~anything~ done to appease people who are ~that~ religiously
All them Muslim jihadists got nuthin' on these folks.
On 10/19/12 8:31 AM, geege schuman wrote:
> I live in the deep south. My next door neighbor, a banker, told me - in
> all seriousness - he thinks Obama is the Antichrist.
> There's nothing BUT conspiracy theories in northern Fladedah.
> Fundamentalist Christians (Southern Baptists) are the worst proponents.
> And they are emboldened to use their church signage for politics. "Pray
> for Obama ....to Lose."
> You can't imagine, coming from where you live.
> On Oct 19, 2012 1:53 AM, "J. Andrew Rogers"<andrew at jarbox.org> wrote:
>> On Oct 18, 2012, at 8:29 PM, Stephen Williams<sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>>> If Obama wins, this probably be accepted widely. If not, the victors
>> will write a completely different story.
>>> But it rings true anyway. Interesting if A) the Left Behind novels had
>> this effect and B) if they were intended to.
>>> Has anyone read them at all?
>> The "Left Behind" novels were popular fiction with some fringe religious
>> types during the run-up to Y2K; I knew people that read them. This is the
>> first I've heard of them in years. Consequently, I doubt they are material
>> to anything going on this election cycle. I have never read the books; were
>> I to find myself with copious time to read schlock literature, I can't
>> imagine spending it there.
>> I would be more entertained by the media if, instead of recycling the same
>> trite caricatures, they invented fresh straw men for every election cycle.
>> They should follow the lead of Fox News and MSNBC and invest in better
>> television writers for the editorial content.
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