Tuesday, November 09, 2004


Evangelical Christians flexing post-election muscle

DENVER The Colorado-based head of an evangelical Christian group is meeting this week with White House officials.

The Reverend Ted Haggard of Colorado Springs says he'll discuss the filling of any Supreme Court vacancies.

The president of the National Association of Evangelicals says he doesn't believe Supreme Court justices should be subjected to a "litmus test" on abortion or other issues, but they also shouldn't be constrained by prior court decisions.

The influential Christian ministry Focus on the Family also wants supporters to contact Republican senators and oppose Senator Arlen Specter's appointment as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman.

The Pennsylvania Republican has suggested the Senate won't approve justices who want to overturn legalized abortion. Specter later said he was speaking about the likelihood of Democratic filibusters.

The nation's highest court could see as many as four vacancies during President Bush's second term.

OK, I've been listening and trying to figure out what it is that the 58 million people that voted for Bush want. Before the election I thought that they wanted abortion to be illegal and for gay people to not have the same rights as straight people and they were willing to ignore everything else to express that. It turns out that is exactly what they wanted and it turns out there are a lot more of them than I thought there were.
Evangelical Christians are mighty and powerful. Evangelical Christians, you won. Congratulations.
Evangelical Christians, please use your power to make the President quit running our country into the ground financially so the rich can get richer. Please use your power to make the President stop the raping and polluting of the land that doesn't belong to us but to the future.
Please use your power, Evangelical Christians, to help this country in ways we all want, show we have more in common than not and that we don't have to be a totally divided nation. Don't make concessions to the dark side of your chosen party. You don't have to, you have the power.

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