Call them what you will. Far Right-Wing-nuts. Conservative idiots. Christian Conservative bigots. Patriotic Icons of liberty. Delusional Morons with no sense of dignity. All could be appropriately used to describe the Tea Party, Christian Conservatives, and right-wing conservatives depending on your point of view. As diverse as they may appear at times, they all have one thing in common. They are all terrified that they are losing or have lost control of the political arena. They are right in their assessment too.
But, that does not allow the rest of us to sit back and relax. Instead, we must maintain the pressure on these people because there is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal. If you think all of the nonsense that has appeared over abortion, rape, homosexuality, race, religion, and immigration is a last gasp from these folks, you better think again. They are really an attempt to usurp the Constitution and replace it with a Theist Philosophy that would enslave anyone who doesn’t think like they do.
I am going to be very clear about this. Christian Conservatives, who have completely taken over the Republican Party, are not interested in what the Constitution says. They do not care about civil liberties. They do not care about religious freedom. They do not care about “small government”, or any of the other things they claim to be in favor of. They only care about taking over the government and replacing it with a theist document that only fits their narrow, and mostly wrong, interpretation of the bible.
They have been carefully planning this for over 30 years. They realize that the changing dynamics of the country’s population is a threat to them. The fact that recent surveys shows that the “milenials” have less to do with religion than almost any other group is a threat to them. The fact that over half of the country believe same-sex marriage should be legal is a threat to them.
The recent attacks against the LGBT community is just the starting point. They believe they can generate enough hate against LGBT from their base that they will be able to effectively outlaw homosexuality altogether. That is what Arizona SB 1062 and others around the country is all about. First you demonize a group of people, then strip them of their civil liberties, then outlaw them altogether. But, if you think that is the end of it you are totally wrong.
After they outlaw homosexuals, they will go after someone else. Their first target will be immigrants. They don’t want any more immigration into the U.S., period. It doesn’t matter where these immigrants would come from. They don’t want them, because these immigrants would only add to the diversity of the population. Diversity is something they absolutely hate.
Then they will go after race. They will make sure that creationism is the only science taught in schools. They will go after other religions like Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Atheism, Judism, Catholicism, and other “Christian” sects that do not adhere to their limited, narrow scope of biblical interpretation. Their goal is to set up their own theocracy based on their rules and the rest of us be damned!
All you need to do is look at the outrage that came from Gov. Brewer’s veto of the SB 1062. The fat, loud-mouthed, bigoted drug addict said she only vetoed it because of “inherent fear of minorities”. Tea Party National President Judson Phillips completely lost his mind over the veto. He accused Brewer of buckling under pressure from “the left and the homosexual lobby” and condemning Arizona to a dystopian future in which LGBT people force God-fearing Arizona cake makers to provide them with penis-themed sweets.
He continued his rant saying vetoing of SB 1062 was “tyranny on the march,” Phillips writes that opponents of SB 1062 want to enslave its supporters. According to the remarkable Mr. Phillips, SB 1062 was never just about “the story of a cowardly governor who has no core beliefs.” On the contrary, SB 1062 was, in Phillips telling, “the story of liberalism at work in America.” From what I read, it is more likely she only vetoed the bill so the NFL wouldn’t cancel next year’s Super Bowl in Phoenix. If I’m right, look to seeing it brought back up this time next year.
The proponents of bills such as this and all of the bans against same-sex marriage all claim that allowing same-sex couples to marry or not allowing people to discriminate against homosexuals is violating their “religious freedom”. I defy any one of these scholarly people to give me one reference from the New Testament where their savior said it was okay to discriminate against or hate anyone! Their savior only preached about inclusiveness, the brotherhood of man, and loving one another.
They are also fond of saying that same-sex marriage is destroying the traditional family. Funny, I have a very traditional family. I even have friends who are gay and married. Their marriage has done nothing to ruin my family. It hasn’t even hurt it. No, traditional families are ruined more often by infidelity, finances, and abuse of one of the partners. I have never heard of a single divorce case using the cause as “the gay couple down the street was allowed to get married”.
The Christian Conservatives are a very dangerous group of people. They see the world around them and are saying “oh shit! We are losing control”! Rather than practice what their so-called savior preached, they instead preach hate, discontent, discrimination, and loathing. These are the real philosophies of the Christian Conservative. It is seen everyday in their attempt to usurp the Constitution along with their political pals in the Republican Party. They are more dangerous to American Freedoms than any other terrorist group!