Monday, May 15

A New Third Party?

Let me get this straight… It seems that America’s conservative Christians are upset with the Republicans for not doing enough to religiouslate morality and halt the course of same-sex marriage.

You’ve got to be kidding me. I didn’t realize that same-sex marriage had made such enormous progress, what with it being legal in but 1 state out of 50, while 45 out of 50 explicitly deny marriage rights to same-sex couples. Bush has repeatedly voiced his support for traditional marriage, and in June, for the second time, a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage will be brought to the Senate floor. A similar amendment was defeated in the Senate last July.

Maybe the evangelicals are angry with Laura Bush for coming forward recently and stating in that oh-so-matronly way of hers that the highly divisive issue of same-sex marriage should not be used for political gain. Tell that to Karl Rove, Laura. Poor thing. She doesn’t realize how stupid she looks saying something like that after the fact. Where was she back in 2004 when 11 states put forward ballot measures banning same-sex marriage? Oh right, she had her head up her ass.

Evangelicals have gone so far as to threaten to withdraw their support—to take their Bibles and go home. Gee, if I were Bill Frist, I’d be shaking in my boots. Perhaps the Republicans can borrow a page from the Democratic Party’s strategy book. In other words, they should take the evangelical vote for granted, just like the Democrats take the GLBT vote for granted. After all, to whom will evangelical voters turn if not to the Republicans? Surely they won’t wander into the fold of the godless, pro-abortion, pro-gay Democrats. Would they? I only wish that the Democrats kissed GLBT ass with the same fervor that the Republicans do evangelical ass.

Maybe it’ll be like after the catastrophe of the Scopes Trial when fundamentalists more or less withdrew from the public square (only to reemerge again during the morality crusades of the 1970s). Or maybe they’ll enter the realm of third party politics. I can see it now. They could create the “Feeding the American Soul with Christianity, Intolerance, Salvation, and Terror” Party; or FASCIST for short.

5 Comments:

Blogger tornwordo said...

I love that third party idea.

We comprise less than ten percent of the vote. This is why the dems don't brown nose us.

The (deep down) reality is that in an emergency, the homos are going to be the first ones thrown under the bus, regardless of the label Democrat or Republican. Even among our own family, if we had to sacrifice someone, the ones who can't carry on the family name would be sacrificed first. That's the sad reality.

7:09 AM  
Anonymous outiboy said...

ooh!! did you come up with that FASCIST thing?? you're so clever!

and, sadly, tornwordo is right. families have thrown homos under the bus before when the chips were down, and it will happen again and again. survival of the "fittest."

5:24 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

And now McCain jumps in bed with them... having just spoke at Oral Roberts University. Are you having any problems where you are with all that flooding going on up there?

8:48 PM  
Blogger Sandouri Dean Bey said...

thanks for your comments, boys.

fortunately, we've been unaffected by the flooding in our neighborhood. north of boston and southern new hampshire got hit pretty hard though.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Dean, the FASCIST thing is brilliant. And true, I think they ARE fascists; they've grown so arrogant and crazed with the thirst to dominate that they're now even further down the path of megalomania than the Republicans themselves. From that vantage point they look back in contempt at any of their former toadies who won't bend to their will as mindlessly as they demand.

Perhaps a couple of Republicans will even wake up and realize how even they are being used by this force that insists on total obedience and subjection to its will.

6:53 AM  

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