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Saturday, November 13, 2004

Here They Come, Marching Down The Street

The minority is positioning itself to take over the majority. The Peach wonders how this small number of extreme right-wing religious fanatics have both taken credit for Bush's re-election and convinced themselves that his mandate is their mandate. What The Peach is concerned about and convinced of is that these self-annointed crusaders will force their apocalyptic, second-coming agenda upon an entire nation. They're hell-bent on doing so. The Peach first recommends readers look at the congratulatory letter sent to Bush by Bob Jones III, President of Bob Jones University. In it he voices how he believes the people should be governed by the Bible:

Undoubtedly, you will have opportunity to appoint many conservative judges and exercise forceful leadership with the Congress in passing legislation that is defined by biblical norm regarding the family, sexuality, sanctity of life, religious freedom, freedom of speech, and limited government. You have four years—a brief time only—to leave an imprint for righteousness upon this nation that brings with it the blessings of Almighty God.

And if that's not enough, the Reverend Jerry Falwell has created a new organization called The Faith and Values Coalition, co-opting the phrase "faith and values" for the religious right, and continuing to propound the myth that Bush's victory was a virtual landslide created ex nihilo by the Christian right:
"Following the sweeping re-election of President Bush and a new generation of conservative lawmakers nationwide, a new organization, Faith and Values Coalition (TFVC), has been launched," said Falwell from his headquarters in Lynchburg, Virginia. "The group's central premise is to utilize the momentum of the November 2 elections to maintain an evangelical revolution of voters who will continue to go to the polls to 'vote Christian.' Essentially, TFVC is a 21st century resurrection of the Moral Majority."
The Peach begins to think that Monty Python was right. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. Yet somehow, incredibly, here it is.

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