blogenlust
9.18.2004

GOP Mailing Warns Liberals Will Ban Bibles


Beware of liberals:
WASHINGTON - Campaign mail with a return address of the Republican National Committee (news - web sites) warns West Virginia voters that the Bible will be prohibited and men will marry men if liberals win in November. The literature shows a Bible with the word "BANNED" across it and a photo of a man, on his knees, placing a ring on the hand of another man with the word "ALLOWED." The mailing tells West Virginians to "vote Republican to protect our families" and defeat the "liberal agenda." Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie said Friday that he wasn't aware of the mailing, but said it could be the work of the RNC. "It wouldn't surprise me if we were mailing voters on the issue of same-sex marriage," Gillespie said. [...] The RNC also is running radio ads in several states urging people to register to vote. "There is a line drawn in America today," one ad says. "On one side are the radicals trying to uproot our traditional values and our culture. They're fighting to hijack the institution of marriage, plotting to legalize partial birth abortion, and working to take God out of the pledge of allegiance and force the worst of Hollywood on the rest of America." "Are you on their side of the line?" the ad asks before making the plea to "support conservative Republican candidates."
Frankly, I'm not too surprised that the RNC has stooped to this level. After all, this is the same party that smeared John McCain in 2000, by insinuating in South Carolina that his adopted Bangladeshi daughter was really his illegitimate black child. And he was a Republican! Nevertheless, at some point you have to ask yourself whether we are better off as a nation if people who actually believe that "liberals" might ban the Bible should even vote. Seriously, how gullible do you have to be? On a more serious note, the use of anti-gay rhetoric as a wedge issue is just another reason why this Administration cannot be re-elected. This is bigotry, pure and simple. The irony of these radio ads is that it is the Republicans who are trying to "hijack the institution of marriage," by wanting to constitutionally define what marriage should be for all Americans. Nevermind that their reasons for this are irrational and easily refuted. Nevermind the fact that Britney Spears is working on her second marriage in a year, or that the Littlest Groom was actually a television show!! No, the real threat to marriage is the homosexual agenda!, sez the RNC. Its mean-spirited, bigoted, fear-mongering at its best. These are the guys in charge, and they want four more years?