I want to post some interesting tidbits that take a look at how Republicans have been using religion/ and the "Christian Right" to advance their political agenda.
How the Christian Right has wrapped itself in the flag to hijack American Politics- Part of their struggle to join government and religion.
It's interesting how each group seems to be playing the other.... Republicans using Conservative Christians, and Conservative Christians using Republicans...each using the other for their own narrow agendas, while behind the scenes, neither one really cares all that much for the other. IRONIC!!! It's like a marriage of convenience.
UPDATE: Two new interviews of David Kuo added on 10/19.
1. One Very Detailed Interview from Public Radio Program "On Point". The Most detailed interview from David Kuo. Listen Here.
2. An Interview with Tavis Smiley from PBS Television. (Click Audio link- Authors name).
How Republicans have been using the Religious Right
On his MSNBC program, Keith Olbermann talks about how the Christian Right in America is being used by the Republican political establishment.
In the program, Olbermann talks about the work of David Kuo, author of the book entitled Tempting Faith: An Inside Account of the Rise of Christian Conservatives, and Their Betrayal by the Bush White House.
(Right Click Video Links and Choose "Open In New Window")
View Part 1 Here
View Part 2 Here
Text/Transcript From Crooks and Liars
Rove Often Privately Referred To Evangelicals As "The Nuts...Ridiculous...Out Of Control"...
How the Religious Right has been using the Republican Party and politics to try to further their religious agenda; how they want to link religion and government.
Listen to a radio Interview with Robin Meyers, Ph.D- Senior Minister, Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ & Professor of Rhetoric at Oklahoma City University.
Meyers discusses how the Christian Right has hijacked American politics.
Meyers is the Author of the book entitled “Why the Christian Right Is Wrong: A Minister’s Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, Your Future”.
Listen to Interview Here
The Angry Independent: This stuff scares the crap out of me.... the things mentioned by this author/professor and by others who have spoken on this subject are just plain frightening and real! What is happening to the country?
Previous Blog Entries on This General Subject
Interview with Michelle Goldberg, who discusses (and warns about) the rise of Christian Nationalism.
Jesus Camp. Read Comments Here and View Video
Bill Moyers Speaks on this Issue in his documentary Capitol Crimes.
The Strange and Infamous Patrick Henry College
Professors Quit Patrick Henry College in Protest