October 21, 2007

Vales Voter Summit: Biggest Collection of Theocrats Since Witch Trials

Christian extremists are now threatening Republican presidential candidates with the formation of a third party if the Republicans fail to get in line. Rev. Barry Lynn, director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State described the Values Voter Summit as, "the biggest collection of theocrats in one room since the Salem Witch Trials." An apt description if there ever was one.

According to Americans United, Christian extremist groups are gathering in Washington D.C. this weekend to pressure Republican presidential hopefuls into conforming to their religiously-based political agenda. All major GOP candidates are expected to attend the Values Voter Summit.

According to Lynn,
Their goal is simple: to consolidate their power within the GOP and elect a president who is in their pocket. They want to ramp up their efforts to run everyone else’s lives according to a narrow and rather hateful definition of Christianity.
To pressure the Republican candidates, these extremists are threatening the possibility of forming a third party if they cannot find a candidate behind which to rally. Sadly, no Republican seems able to afford to walk away from this nonsense. After all, they have been raising record amounts of money to support whoever they select for 2008.
Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council and their ideological allies are determined to use the power of the government to force their theology on all Americans,” Lynn said. “They are looking for the candidate who will best help them achieve that goal. That’s what this weekend is about.
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