Tue
Jan 31 2006
02:51 pm
By: R. Neal  shortURL

From a scary article in this week's Rolling Stone:

Now, Brownback seeks something far more radical: not faith-based politics but faith in place of politics. In his dream America, the one he believes both the Bible and the Constitution promise, the state will simply wither away. In its place will be a country so suffused with God and the free market that the social fabric of the last hundred years -- schools, Social Security, welfare -- will be privatized or simply done away with. There will be no abortions; sex will be confined to heterosexual marriage. Men will lead families, mothers will tend children, and big business and the church will take care of all.

According to the article, Brownback believes the Bible teaches that slavery is a "person-to-person relationship" and something to be worked out beyond the intrusions of government. Consenting homosexual relationships, on the other hand...

The article says that while Brownback doesn't stand a chance of being the GOP nominee (thank God or the deity of your choosing), he will have tremendous influence as the newly anointed political leader of the radical right-wing Christian evangelicals. As Dr. James Dobson hath spoken, thus it shall be.

Oy vey! then.

F-Stop's picture

Scary? Scenarios like that

Scary? Scenarios like that make Wes Craven films seem like fluffy kitten kisses...

Brownback is a Senator from Kansas, right? Yuk.

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redmondkr's picture

They're Heeeeer!

There are already such societies - Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Afganistan, Pakistan . . . . .

CE Petro's picture

Scary Indeed

A hearty Welcome to Gilead.

(For those of you that don't know, Gilead is in reference to Margaret Atwood's _The Handmaid's Tale_)

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