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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:51 AM

Religious right joins the NRA in gun control battle


Unsurprisingly, groups like the Family Research Council and the Liberty Counsel are standing with Wayne LaPierre

BY RYAN LENZ, SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER


Religious-right extremists who have spent most of their energy in recent years vilifying LGBT people or fighting the nation’s culture wars on other fronts have found a new demon to slay: gun control.

It might seem odd that those who profess allegiance to the teachings of Jesus Christ would be so vociferous about making sure that Americans have continued, unfettered access to assault rifles. But in the wake of the massacre of schoolchildren in Connecticut, which ignited the most heated debate about gun control in this country in a decade, some of the religious right’s most rabid voices are joining the fight.

Matt Barber, a lawyer for the anti-gay Liberty Counsel, predicts a civil war over gun control. Bryan Fischer, the rabid mouthpiece for the homophobic American Family Association, has banned the use of the words “assault rifles” on his radio show. Even the Family Research Council, which describes itself as a pro-family organization, has targeted President Obama as “blatantly disingenuous when he says he believes in the Second Amendment.”

David Barton, the Christian-right pseudo-historian whose views on America’s founding have been widely debunked by mainstream historians, went on conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck’s Internet television show this week to claim the National Rifle Association (NRA) was formed to protect freed slaves from the Ku Klux Klan.

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http://www.salon.com/2013/01/23/religious_right_joins_the_nra_in_gun_control_battle/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:52 AM

1. Take note: when you stand against gun control, this is who you stand with.

Think about it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:53 AM

2. Religious right joins the NRA

How very Christian like......And predictable....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:00 PM

3. What would you expect from a bunch of blasphemers who cheered U.S. into a war against an

INNOCENT nation, Iraq, and betrayed our own armed forces in the process and lusts for the End Times, so that they are placed above everyone who disagrees with them?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:06 PM

4. Lord Jesus died rather than pick up a "gun" & his CHURCH-State killed him to the cheers of "gun"/

violence worshippers.

I have heard that, because the tree of our freedom was watered by his blood, no one else need do the same.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:12 PM

5. Bring it. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:35 PM

6. well the R followers are bringing down their idol Reagan why not cut Jesus lose ??

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