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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:51 PM
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In 1992 the Republican Party of Washington state called for outlawing yoga
By the early 1990s, following Robertsons campaign, local school boards and county and state offices, mainly in the South and Midwest at first, were falling to the Christian Right routinely, and the Christian Right was well on its way to completely taking over the Republican Party in several states. Already by 1992, the platform of the Republican Party in Washington State called for the criminalization of "witchcraft and yoga classes.

http://www.religiousrightwatch.com/2005/07/why_religiou...
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:53 PM
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1. No, man, that was the Republican Party of 1592. n/t
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:55 PM
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2. They party like it's 1399. n/t
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:58 PM
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3. The highly flexible will be confined to detention camps.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:13 PM
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4. Republics can't spell for shit
Surely they meant "yogurt."

Everybody knows if you eat yogurt you become an apostate and start contemplating your navel instead of tithing.
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Captain Angry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:41 PM
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5. There were idiots on Fox a few months back talking about banning yoga.

Or at least avoiding the chants because they were from a different religion, and it was sacrilege.

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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:55 AM
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8. "Wherever there are two or more of you gathered together in my name...
there is a buck to be made"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_t5jApEYJ0
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napoleon_in_rags Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:44 AM
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6. That's as bad as it gets.
"Already by 1992, the platform of the Republican Party in Washington State called for the criminalization of "witchcraft and yoga classes.

A full on attempt to criminalize a major world religion, that's bold.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:53 AM
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7. It's Part of the Right Wing's War on Culture
the World must live in their own narrow prison with them and nothing else. They fear cultural diversity and education, because they know intelligence is a threat to the foundation of their beliefs, which is ignorance, fear and bigotry.

I am not surprised by this even if it is extremely goofey on their part. Right wingers threatened by Yoga. Think about that....
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:55 AM
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9. Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna! Hare, hare!
Yoga ... we'll bend and not break

:rofl:
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:57 AM
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10. The WA state repubs, since then, have gotten smarter, or more covert, or are just
decreasing in numbers. I fear it's just that they're more covert. They've polished up to seem more palatable and have run more seemingly moderate candidates - though you don't have to scratch too deep to see the nutjob conservative underneath.
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