The fundies rejoice: God sent tropical storm Isaac away from the RNC and miscellaneous bible-beater garbage
Wow. Are you scared enough of these Dominionists — who are in bed with the GOP — yet? I guess that Jesten Peters of Keys of Authority Ministries prayed for the Republican National Convention to be protected from the storm, but doesn’t seem to give a second thought that God is now sending Isaac toward Louisiana and Mississippi. WWJD? People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch:
In similar news that should disturb the average sane person, John Stemberger of the Florida Family Policy Council at last night at the Prayer Rally for America’s Future said only conservative Christians can save America…
Stemberger said, saying that principles like voting, inalienable rights and equality couldn’t have come from faiths like Islam, Buddhism or Hinduism: “No religion on the face of the earth could have created the American experience except for Christianity and no religion can save it except for Christians.
And this – hysteria in the draft GOP platform about foreign aid policy.
Recently, the Republican National Convention accidentally leaked a draft of the party’s foreign policy platform. The subsection on foreign aid contained a rather peculiar criticism of President Obama’s policy in the area:
The effectiveness of our foreign aid has been limited by the cultural agenda of the current Administration, attempting to impose on foreign countries, especially the peoples of Africa, legalized abortion and the homosexual rights agenda. At the same time, faith-based groups — the sector that has had the best track record in promoting lasting development — have been excluded from grants because they will not conform to the administration’s social agenda. We will reverse this tragic course, encourage more involvement by the most effective aid organizations, and trust developing peoples to build their future from the ground up.