Two questions about two recent scandals:
1. How do “Christian conservatives” react?
2. How do real Christian conservatives react?
Recent Scandal I:
White House Loves to Torture, Forces Congress to Approve!
1. Falwell’s Liberty University website actually has a column DEFENDING that perversity! [“Coercive interrogation techniques a necessary evil” by Jenni Thurman]
2. A friend wrote Focus on the Family wondering why Focus was expressing no concern about torture as a new American moral value. The answer? That’s not what they are choosing to focus on in this election cycle.
in a world as complex and multifaceted as ours it is crucial to learn how to choose your battles carefully. In the run-up to the November election, we continue to concentrate primarily on those topics that we feel are more essential to the mission to which weâ€™ve been called
Protecting our kids from a torturing government is not a “family value.” Getting more cookie-cutter obedient culture-of-corruption Republicans elected is a family value?
Recent Scandal II:
Republican Congressman Foley Resigns – Got Caught Showing too much Sexual Interest in Boys Working for Congress
Finally a clear-cut case of long-term cover-up of sexual illegality (homosexual illegality, mind you)! They will love jumping on this!
A diarist over at dkos has visited websites of several prominent conservative Christian “ministries” looking for their outrage and explicit and well-justified condemnation of such behavior. They constantly offer us moral discernment, critique, and guidance, especially about the sexual misdeeds of prominent persons, even more especially if they are high-ranking political figures.
What was found? Nothing! Nary a peep. Are you shocked?
And the diarist justly observes
Why do I get the impression, that if a Democratic Congressman had committed these crimes, righteous indignation would be screeching from these same websites in the largest fonts made available by their Intelligent Designers!
Hypocrites, every single one of them, Hypocrites!
The ruling religious hypocrites of Jesus’ day managed to lead their nation into total obliteration within forty years. Wanna bet that our contemporary version can do it quicker?