The story notes, "The religious right's place is less certain now. [Faith and Freedom Coalition head Ralph Reed] is among those trying to strengthen it by tying it more tightly to economic issues, which traditionally took a back seat to abortion, prayer in school, gay rights and other issues for a large segment of conservative voters."
Here's the quote that got my motor running, and fostered a great big grin...
Following the 2007 death of Christian leader Jerry Falwell, some churches and ministers have de-emphasized partisan politics.
Well, it's about damn time, huh? Now let's review some of the more memorable hate-filled quotes that Falwell spewed from the guise of his religious pulpit in my hometown of Lynchburg, Va., shall we?
"AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals."
"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country."
Regarding 9/11: "The pagans & abortionists & feminists & the gays & lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say, 'You helped this happen.' "
"[Homosexuals are] brute beasts, part of a vile satanic system [that] will be utterly annihilated, & there will be a celebration in heaven."
The purple Teletubby: “He is purple, the gay-pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a triangle, the gay-pride symbol.”
I'm certain jolly Jerry is R.I.P. exactly where he ought to be. I sure hope he has a fan down there.