As noted before, in the bizarre up is down and down is up world of the Christofascists, anything that lessens the ability of Christian extremists to persecute others or to inject their religious beliefs into the civil laws equals "Christian persecution." It's an insidious lie being promoted by hate groups like Family Research Council and its white supremacist loving leader Tony Perkins to shake down the ignorant for money. These people are parasites of the worse kind. Right Wing Watch looks at FRC's latest pitch to frighten sheeple into giving money so that Perkins and others can continue to live the good life. Here are excerpts:
In a fundraising sent out last week, the Family Research Council plays up fears of impending Christian persecution in America to warn that President Obama’s positions on gay rights and reproductive choice are meant to “silence” and “punish” conservative Christians.“You, as a person of faith, are especially at risk because your values and beliefs are standing in the way of the goals of this growing lawlessness,” warns FRC president Tony Perkins.“Is President Barack Obama becoming a modern Caesar? Or a 21st century version of King George III -- the out-of-control monarch who triggered the American Revolution with his reckless disregard of English laws and biblically-based rights?” Perkins wonders.Emphases are his:
Is President Barack Obama becoming a modern Caesar? Or a 21st century version of King George III -- the out-of-control monarch who triggered the American Revolution with his reckless disregard of English laws and biblically-based rights?These may be shocking questions to ask, but I can tell you that thoughtful people inside Washington, D.C., and outside of it are VERY worried. They are worried that President Obama and his administration are so bent on "transforming" America that they are willing, perhaps even planning, to dismiss the laws and Constitution that keep us a free nation.And the targets include you: your faith, your values, your freedom.…In my 20-plus years of active involvement in the government process, I've never seen anything like the encroaching tyranny I'm seeing today by the Obama administration.And if we don't join together and stop the abuse of power by the President and his allies, I fear we could lose our freedoms.
You, as a person of faith, are especially at risk because your values and beliefs are standing in the way of the goals of this growing lawlessness :
· You believe in sexual morality. They believe government should protect and fund sexual immorality and punish dissenters like you.
· You believe in the legal exclusivity of natural marriage. They believe you are dangerous. They think coercion is justified to silence you. They have openly declared that the right to homosexual behavior overrules your constitutional right to disagree with their "new morality."
· You believe in the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death. They believe you should be forced to pay for drugs that can destroy human embryos, ObamaCare rationing and other immoral mandates.…The Founders rejected King George III and wanted a government of laws, not men. Yet President Obama and his administration are acting like an imperial monarch. Like Caesar or King George -- not the president envisioned by the Founding Fathers! We must take firm action.
Nowhere in his demagoguery does Perkins ever consider the rights of other citizens who do not support his hate and fear version of Christianity. As is always the case, the Christofascists evidence a selfishness that knows no limits.