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Has the Religious Right Gone Off the Deep End?
April 4, 2005

The far religious right, led by a radical right-wing political movement, is now trying to get their own ultra-conservative judges appointed to the courts by a shameless and decidedly Un-American tactic – touting those who differ with their views as anti-faith!

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The far religious right, led by a radical right-wing political movement, is now trying to get their own ultra-conservative judges appointed to the courts by a shameless and decidedly Un-American tactic – touting those who differ with their views as anti-faith!

In an unprecedented display of bravado disclosed in an article by the New York Times , an ultra-right wing para-church organization, The Family Research Council, has organized a telecast scheduled for Sunday, April 24 that will portray those who oppose certain judicial nominations as "anti-Christian” or “anti-faith.” The event is entitled, “Justice Sunday: Stop the Filibuster Against Faith.” Senate majority leader Bill Frist has agreed to participate in the event!

Let me repeat. Your U.S. Senate majority leader Bill Frist has agreed to participate in an event that portrays those who oppose their choices for judicial nominees as 'anti-Faith' This must not stand, and we need your help to change it.

Think about it. Can anything be more Un-American? Has radical Christian fundamentalism now become the “state religion?” As people of a rich tapestry of faiths and beliefs, are we ready to roll over and let a fanatical right in power now use religion as a weapon to take political ground?

The systematic extermination of public opinion in the name of religion should give us all – regardless of our faith – reason for grave concern.

This so-called “Justice Sunday” is, in truth “JUST-US” Sunday. Their views are not the views of faithful people across this nation, but they may have their way in Washington if we don't speak up now!

The head of the para-church organization who is heading this event said:

"As the liberal, anti-Christian dogma of the left has been repudiated in almost every recent election, the courts have become the last great bastion for liberalism… For years activist courts, aided by liberal interest groups like the A.C.L.U., have been quietly working under the veil of the judiciary, like thieves in the night, to rob us of our Christian heritage and our religious freedoms." Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

Exercising our right to question our politicians constitutes robbery? Can they really mean it?

We who love this country, who value its diversity of thought, its protections under the law, its respect for human dignity, must NOT sit idly by and watch our nation's leaders use religion to choke dialogue and turn people of faith against each other. The fact that the nation's Senate Majority leader is a participant in this affair signals a dangerous and unprecedented turning point in our nation's history.


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