June 24, 2010

What You Need to Know About Sharron Angle

sharronangle.bmpI've been posting most of my more politically-focused material at Red State Progressive, but this one is important enough and relevant enough to atheists and others who value church-state separation that I wanted to share it with you. Sharron Angle is the Republican candidate running for Sen. Harry Reid's (D-NV) seat. You know her primarily for her advocacy of armed insurrection by right-wing extremists against the U.S. government if they do not get their way in our next election. As it turns out, there are plenty of other things you should know about Sharron Angle.

Here are some of the highlights:

It is becoming increasingly clear that Sharon Angle is a dangerous Christian extremist who would be bad for Nevada and the U.S. as a whole. This Christian Reconstructionism stuff, as I understand it, is about as extreme as Christians get. Even many on the Christian right consider it too far out.

Early polling shows Angle even or even slightly ahead of Reid. This is not a case where we can simply dismiss Angle as too extreme to get elected. With voter apathy likely to be high for many on the left, Angle has a fairly good chance of winning this race.

H/T to Religious Right Watch

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