Thursday, February 09, 2012


"I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it."
— Rev. Billy Graham, Parade, 1981


Blogger Tom Harper said...

Nice quote, but I haven't heard Billy Graham repudiating any of the current-day rightwing Biblethumpers who are saturating the news.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Dave Splash said...

Too bad Graham went right along with it anyway

2:19 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

No, he did end up succumbing to whatever meme it is they all succumb to. I'm sure he meant what he said in his quote, but I'm guessing that once he realized what power there was in using politics to create the kind of America he wanted, he went right along with that line of thought. And if that's true, then I'm sure he had a lot of people in the Republican party urging him along in the process.

5:20 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Europe's long, bloody history of mixing church and state provides lessons that every American, no matter what their feelings about faith are, should know. And knowing that history, every American should be determined not to let anything like that happen here.

The fact so many are pushing to mix church and state, religion and politics, speaks volumes about how widespread ignorance of history is, on the public's side, and about Republicans' unscrupulousness in seeking money, power and unchallenged dominance.

5:55 PM  

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