Daily Kos Week in Review: Confusing Ground for Religious Haters

This past week, Kossacks were eager to advise religious conservatives (e.g., that their faith should lead them to endorse, not condemn, homosexual activity) as well as malign them (e.g., allege that they're dictatorial idiots). But CPAC is like an al-Qaeda meeting?
 
As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

Jon Stafford: The religious right is stuck in the 13th century

...The Roman Catholic Church and others (like Rick Santorum) claim [the contraception mandate] restricts these institutions' religious "freedom." Apparently they mean the freedom for men in vestments to dictate to women what they can and cannot do with their bodies. But no, Catholics, you're thinking of 1220, not 2012. Things have changed a bit. But just to be clear: No one is trampling on your precious religious rights, oh woeful, persecuted Christian minority. Just because these services are available does not mean you must avail yourselves of them. If your religious views taught that Nautilus machines were sinful would you automatically reject any health plan that offered a health club membership? Whatever. You're all a bunch of idiots...
 
...[T]hat's the thing about the religious right: They say they're all about freedom, but that's bullshit. Their paranoia about an Obama dictatorship is driven by the same dynamic that makes a thief paranoid about his money being stolen. They know that if they were in power they would be dictatorial, so naturally they assume that anyone else would do the same...
 
Tim DeLaney: Shouldn't the religious right be pro-gay?
 
...One would think that the religious far right would approve of homosexual behavior, because this arguably advances all of their principles referred to above. Gay and lesbian behavior by its very nature does away with any worries about abortion, contraception, and unwed mothers. If I were offered a solution to my top three worries I would eagerly embrace it. Oddly enough, the religious far right rejects this notion. Go figure...

MinistryOfTruth: Pro-lifers, sexist since the Creation

...These same people are not as consistently "Pro-life" as they are consistently anti-woman, and they've been anti-woman since a woman was once accused of having a relationship with a certain apple in the garden of Eden. Of course, much like in today's rapist versus pregnant rape victim debate the crazy people are having amongst themselves, the "pro-life" people unquestionably take the snake at his word in that story too and are still waiting for Eve to inconclusively prove her own innocence...

NJMaverick: CPAC is the base for conservative jihad

...[W]hy are the media outlets reporting on the meetings of a group that clearly has an agenda that is destructive to our nation, its ideals and our citizens?   I mean the media doesn't report every ranting of Al Qaeda so why the rantings of CPAC?

chaunceydevega: Race panic in the GOP

It seems that at the nadir of the American Empire, the Tea Party GOP is more than desperate. They are using their racial air raid sirens to key in on every fear that white conservatives may possess--this is a good strategy as research suggests that conservatives do in fact have larger fear centers in their brains, and are more prone to hold racist attitudes and have low IQ's...
 
...A few decades ago black people stopped getting off of the sidewalk when whites approached; it is a slippery slope as such changes in social convention have led to all sorts of madness and upset for the White Soul...

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