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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 02:44 PM
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57. it has nothing to do with Christianity
it is a purely political wedge issue

cynical political leaders know that overly religious people are gullible and easy to motivate
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  -Why is condemnation of homosexuality the #1 Christian value to RWers? Rocknrule  Apr-28-06 12:35 PM   #0 
  - They are afraid they're really gay?  NewJeffCT   Apr-28-06 12:38 PM   #1 
  - That's pretty close, I think.  porphyrian   Apr-28-06 01:34 PM   #31 
  - exactly . . . well said . . .  OneBlueSky   Apr-28-06 02:26 PM   #50 
  - I'd phrase it as "Insecure in their own sexuality"  slackmaster   Apr-28-06 02:28 PM   #51 
  - It's the Gay Agenda (link)  Cronus Protagonist   Apr-28-06 04:53 PM   #65 
  - Many of them are secretly gay?  dave123williams   Apr-28-06 12:38 PM   #2 
  - Because if you're not not somebody, you're nobody.  BuyingThyme   Apr-28-06 12:40 PM   #3 
  - I Thought Stopping ALL Abortion  novalib   Apr-28-06 12:40 PM   #4 
  - That's another thing; does the Bible ever say abortion is wrong?  Rocknrule   Apr-28-06 12:42 PM   #8 
     - As Far as I Know,  novalib   Apr-28-06 12:47 PM   #16 
        - not only does it not say anything; God damn near smites a pregnant  Thtwudbeme   Apr-28-06 12:52 PM   #18 
           - Skeptic's Annotated Bible comes in handy  NYC Liberal   Apr-28-06 01:26 PM   #29 
              - They use a quote from Psalms about god knowing the writer in the womb  noonwitch   Apr-28-06 01:38 PM   #35 
              - It's From the Same Part of the Bible that says  novalib   Apr-28-06 01:44 PM   #37 
              - Wow, talk about twisting  BeTheChange   Apr-28-06 04:06 PM   #63 
  - Because that is the only "sin" they aren't guilty of on a regular  pdxmom   Apr-28-06 12:40 PM   #5 
  - Can You Say "Jeff Gannon"?  AndyTiedye   Apr-28-06 02:06 PM   #44 
     - But he's seen the error of his ways. And the Christian Right is  pdxmom   Apr-28-06 07:24 PM   #66 
  - Because they are scared  Larissa238   Apr-28-06 12:41 PM   #6 
  - Wow! Great answer--I never thought of that but it makes sense  kaygore   Apr-28-06 12:42 PM   #11 
  - There was some study done  Larissa238   Apr-28-06 01:49 PM   #39 
  - There Was Some Guy Back in the '80's  novalib   Apr-28-06 12:50 PM   #17 
     - That sounds like Roy Cohn.. see "Citizen Cohn" with James Woods  formerrepuke   Apr-28-06 02:45 PM   #58 
  - It just happens to be the ONE at the top of their list today!  napi21   Apr-28-06 12:41 PM   #7 
  - A part of the glue that hold the right together is hatred.  DUHandle   Apr-28-06 12:42 PM   #9 
  - Absolutely,  triguy46   Apr-28-06 12:43 PM   #13 
  - Homophobia  ayeshahaqqiqa   Apr-28-06 12:42 PM   #10 
  - It's not only the men that feel this way  One_of_8   Apr-28-06 01:36 PM   #34 
     - Wow  ayeshahaqqiqa   Apr-28-06 02:55 PM   #61 
  - They need witches to burn.  triguy46   Apr-28-06 12:42 PM   #12 
  - Because they're nuts  shenmue   Apr-28-06 12:44 PM   #14 
  - They Did It With Witchcraft Too...  mntleo2   Apr-28-06 12:47 PM   #15 
  - Fundies like to control other people generally and they like to control  Old Crusoe   Apr-28-06 12:52 PM   #19 
  - The operatives of the GOP take notice of this irrational fear and  Old Crusoe   Apr-28-06 12:55 PM   #20 
  - There is no hatred like self-hatred.  izzybeans   Apr-28-06 12:56 PM   #21 
  - They'll tell you that it's because it's a sin. But one of the keystones...  ClassWarrior   Apr-28-06 12:59 PM   #22 
  - not so....look in Wikipedia  deaniac21   Apr-28-06 01:34 PM   #32 
  - I think their objections to homosexuality are because they dont procreate  A HERETIC I AM   Apr-28-06 01:09 PM   #23 
  - well its conservative dogma not christianity for starters  DanCa   Apr-28-06 01:18 PM   #24 
  - Because it's an easy "sin" to take on compared to the rest of  stopbush   Apr-28-06 01:19 PM   #25 
  - Just for the record, that commandment doesn't apply to polyester,  Raksha   Apr-28-06 01:54 PM   #40 
  - This 'condemnation' theme is woven into a complex system of denial.  Swamp Rat   Apr-28-06 01:22 PM   #26 
  - It's an easy way for them to "challenge" their "faith" and come out on top  Roland99   Apr-28-06 01:25 PM   #27 
  - All of the Above, plus this.  MamaBear   Apr-28-06 01:26 PM   #28 
  - Very well said.  Roland99   Apr-28-06 01:28 PM   #30 
  - Great post and very true. n/t  FlaGranny   Apr-28-06 01:35 PM   #33 
  - is eating lobster really a sin in the bible?  Maine-ah   Apr-28-06 01:41 PM   #36 
  - any shell-fish are unclean  lady of texas   Apr-28-06 02:06 PM   #45 
  - Yup, eating shellfish is considered a sin, just like eating pork.  Raksha   Apr-28-06 02:22 PM   #49 
  - Yes, in the OLD testament..  BeTheChange   Apr-28-06 04:14 PM   #64 
  - hypocrisy. you can call yourself anything you like  annces8   Apr-28-06 01:47 PM   #38 
  - I think it's just cause the fundies hate sex  EOO   Apr-28-06 01:57 PM   #41 
  - Because that have forgotten everything that Jesus actually taught.  sinkingfeeling   Apr-28-06 02:02 PM   #42 
  - Small minds need something to look down upon, in order to feel superior  EstimatedProphet   Apr-28-06 02:02 PM   #43 
  - IMO it's because they are a bunch of closet cases  TheBaldyMan   Apr-28-06 02:10 PM   #46 
  - b/c alot of "Good Christians" are murderers, thieves & adulterers.  baldguy   Apr-28-06 02:18 PM   #47 
  - Hate is their moral value.  Beelzebud   Apr-28-06 02:19 PM   #48 
  - Judgmentalism, Too  novalib   Apr-28-06 02:29 PM   #52 
  - Yep...  W_HAMILTON   Apr-28-06 02:31 PM   #54 
  - Because they hate everyone who's not like them  W_HAMILTON   Apr-28-06 02:29 PM   #53 
  - Because they're sheep and their leaders can't live with difference.  Metta   Apr-28-06 02:36 PM   #55 
  - while the obvious answer is to control what i do with my naughty bits  xchrom   Apr-28-06 02:39 PM   #56 
  - it has nothing to do with Christianity  leftofthedial   Apr-28-06 02:44 PM   #57 
  - Because even the other Kool-Aid drinkers  geniph   Apr-28-06 02:50 PM   #59 
  - Because it's a great fund raising tool.  JackBeck   Apr-28-06 02:54 PM   #60 
  - got to divide in order to conquer  rman   Apr-28-06 02:56 PM   #62 

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