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The religious right is America's Taliban

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aye, always liked that quote.

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aye, always liked that quote.

Me, too. And I had that philosophy until 9/11/2001. Then I figured it was time we went in and brought the cockroaches out into the light.

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And that's pretty nerve racking to me.....that they're gaining support from people less extreme. They're supporting the religious right because they can relate to them than more libertarian-type conservatives.

Associating with people you can relate with is one of the most basic of human natures there is. I'm not going to go down and spend an evening hanging outside the movie theater with 16 year olds because I don't relate to them nor have any desire to. Minorities usually try to vote in people who can relate to their beliefs (civil rights affirmative action, etc.). So if a politician believes that some religious influences need to be pushed strongly, I can relate to that. Knowing what I believe on certain issues will many times trump what a federal judge says. In the end, court rulings are there to define and interpret the law, not force me into a certain way of thinking.

Most of todays controversial issues have been beaten back and forth, to and fro, between politicians, judges, ACLU members and lobbyists..almost most of whom are lawyers. The thought of having my beliefs re-defined and shaped by the words of attorneys rather disgusts me to no end. (no offense to attorneys :o).

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has the taliban had a chick try to win a beauty pagent and lose over a question because of her beliefs yet?

neither have we. North Carolina won the swimsuit and evening gown competitons, as well. California had no chance no matter how she answered that question.

but bigots love to pretend they're victims, so i'm sure we'll continue hearing all about how her beliefs cost her "her crown."

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and back on topic:

do i think the religious right are the american taliban? no.

do i think they would fuging love to be? of course.

but they will never gain that kind of power.

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neither have we. North Carolina won the swimsuit and evening gown competitons, as well. California had no chance no matter how she answered that question.

but bigots love to pretend they're victims, so i'm sure we'll continue hearing all about how her beliefs cost her "her crown."

the "old" rodeo(pre huddle crash) would have gotten what i said.

i was making the comparison that the right is NOT like the taliban because the right(she has to be on the far right because of her answer) has a girl in a beauty pagent. something the taliban does NOT.

so with her having good looks and feeling good enough to answer as she wants disqualifies her from the TALIBAN. Thus..the tailban is NOT like the far right. :shocked:

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the "old" rodeo(pre huddle crash) would have gotten what i said.

i was making the comparison that the right is NOT like the taliban because the right(she has to be on the far right because of her answer) has a girl in a beauty pagent. something the taliban does NOT.

so with her having good looks and feeling good enough to answer as she wants disqualifies her from the TALIBAN. Thus..the tailban is NOT like the far right. :shocked:

And to continue your analogy, the Taliban is more like gay people. (in Sam Kinison voice) I like how you think. I'm gonna keep an eye on you.

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Homosexual and sheeposexual are two different things. Unless you are G5, in which case they both are the forbidden fruit that tempt him so and drive him to the upper limits of denial.

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The Religious Right has become a pretty diverse group, believe it or not. It's not Jerry Falwell and his minions any more.

I was at Jerry Falwell's place today by chance. Strange place...

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