R. Reed's "christian coalition" started to get a lot of talk back when i was in high school in the reagan years..
what was funny then (and it still is) is that many of the "values" of this group were NOT in line with "traditional" christian values...
for example, the american "christian" right, has long been PRO death penalty, and ANTI charity..
Bill Hicks pointed out in the 1980s in a stand-up routine that if JESUS himself came back... Reed's group COULD NOT vote for him
(no foreign wars, no death penalty, lots of charity)
if christ is not electable by the christian right.... then theres probably a lot of manipulation and smoke and mirrors instead of earnest political
now if the GOP wants to remain with us in the NOW instead of going the way of the Dodo bird...
maybe its time to remember that in AMERICA we like church and state SEPARATE...
remember Santorums quote from earlier this year (2012)? he seriously told american listeners that anyone who believed that the constitution required a
separation of church and state DID NOT UNDERSTAND american history.
one more thing, i might vote for a christain candidate, but a REAL ONE would act more like ghandi, and less like a TV preacher worried about his
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