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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:32 AM
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The Religious Right, once again proving that it is neither
The Religious Right's Anti-Union Crusade
By Josh Harkinson| Mon Apr. 4, 2011 3:17 AM PDT

Collage from images by Thomas van Ardenne/Flickr and Angelofsweetbitter2009/Flickr.

Wisconsin's ongoing labor battle has officially become a holy war. The Family Research Council, the evangelical advocacy organization founded by James Dobson, has been dipping into its war chest to defend Republican Governor Scott Walker's efforts to curtail collective bargaining for public-sector unions. FRC president Tony Perkins interviewed backers of Walker's anti-union bill on his weekly radio program and has tweeted his support for the bill, directly linking social conservatism with an anti-union, pro-business agenda: "Pro-family voters should celebrate WI victory b/c public & private sector union bosses have marched lock-step w/liberal social agenda."

The FRC's new political action committee, the Faith, Family, Freedom Fund, is airing ads on 34 Wisconsin radio stations in an effort to influence the April 5 judicial election that could ultimately decide the fate of the law. The ads target Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg, who's running against a conservative incumbent, David Prosser, for a seat on the state Supreme Court. If elected, Kloppenburg would alter the balance on the court in favor of Democrats, giving them the ability to invalidate the recently enacted ban on public-employee collective bargaining. "Liberals see her as their best hope to advance their political agenda and strike down laws passed by a legislature and governor elected by the people," say the ads. "A vote for Prosser is a vote to keep politics out of the Supreme Court."

The FRC's anti-labor campaign in Wisconsin is part of its larger agenda to meld fiscal conservatism with its family-values message. Its recent priorities have included fighting health care reform, new taxes on the wealthy, and President Obama's budget proposals. In recent weeks, Perkins has used his radio show to hash through small-government talking points with House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Tea Party caucus head Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who told him, "The bigger government gets, the smaller God gets." After exploring the value of union busting with Republican state Representative Robin Vos of Wisconsin last month, Perry expressed "our thanks to you, as conservatives across the country."

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They are just Kochroaches, worshipping at the altar of the almighty corporate dollar.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:35 AM
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1. recommend
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:35 AM
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2. Now why should a "religious" organization
give a crap about collective bargaining, unless the religious part is all bullshit. Which is what I suspect. The real agenda is political control for the wealthy corporate elite, using religion to drive the poor vote for the rich.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:41 AM
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4. Yep, these people "are" hell on earth! n/t
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:39 AM
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3. Exactly!!! "They are just Kochroaches, worshiping at the altar of the almighty
corporate dollar." They are religious fakes hiding under the banner of religion to pursue their unholy agenda. Why people fall for these creeps is beyond me. They make a blasphemy of religion.
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Blue Meany Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:53 AM
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5. " The bigger government gets...
the samller God* gets".

*A technical term referring to large international corporations.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:23 AM
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6. What hypocrites - wonder what kinds of wages they get? Most likely
way more than they should. Preachers have their own form of collective bargaining. They point to a verse in the Bible that says a "church" worker is to be paid so that they can live just like their congregation. For some that is what they do get but I suspect the people in the right wing groups find a way to inflate their value much higher than the congregations.
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