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Response to rrneck (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 01:14 PM

23. Just a little history

While religion has often come out on both sides of these social issues, by far the predominant side has been a liberal support of justice in national life. Religious groups made the significant difference in:
abolition
civil rights
organized labor
justice for farm workers
women's suffrage
child labor
shutting down the war against Vietnam
marriage rights for Gays and Lesbians
justice for the disabled
preservation of the environment
Social Security legislation
on and on and on. Just go back and look at the historic record

Religious people added their voices to other bodies seeking justice. Of course they did not do this alone.
Conservative religious voices on the other side lost every one of these battles--

The day the Voting Rights Law was passed, Sen Russell of Georgia was heard to remark, "We wouldn't have had this thing had it not been for those damn Christians."

Are you really saying that people with a religious motive should not have been involved in these struggles? To have pulled these people out of the fights would have gutted every one of them. Is that what you really want today?

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