FRC Action 2006 Values Voter Summit: Saturday Afternoon
FRC Action 2006 Values Voter Summit:
The Saturday afternoon speaker series continued with more Republican politicians, judges, advocates, and pastors continuing with the FRC theme of right-wing extremism. Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma started off the afternoon by telling about how he ministered in Africa to appease the minority critics, since these right-wing fascists have such atrocious relations with the non-white races, particularly Blacks and Hispanics. He shows concern for the genocide in Africa but blames the non-action of the United Nations for the genocide. He also quotes some Bible verses to oppose abortion (Psalm 139) and hate homosexuals (Leviticus 18:22), but when it comes to churches, his primary concern is how churches can retain their tax-exempt status while supporting Republicans. Ironically, he feels churches where liberals speak but not necessarily endorse, such as Jesse Jackson and Michael Dukakis, do not deserve tax-exempt status.
While Senator Inhofe reiterated much of the bigotry and extremism already preached at the FRC conference, he does introduce two new topics: animal rights and environmental science. As you know, right-wingers are not into animal rights or preserving the environment. Inhofe introduces us to a radical animal rights activist named Jerry Vlasik and tries to associate all animal rights activists to a statement Jerry Vlasik one made, similar to linking a few dozen Islamic terrorists to all 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide. Inhofe mentions Jerry Vlasik once said he thinks humans should be killed for the sake of animals. Although we don't have any record of human being killed by animal rights activists, Inhofe and his pro-life hypocrites do not mention that so called pro-life Christian terrorists have already killed human beings in the name of Christianity, including making terrorist statements. We have yet to see him or the FRC associate the entire Christian religion to the acts of a few Christofascist terrorists.
Senator Inhofe's final statement was trashing on the scientists warning us of global warming. He attacks Time magazine for profiting of their cover issue on global warming last year that resulted in high sales. His rebuttal is showing how Time magazine published an article on global freezing in 1970, but other than that Inhofe does not provide scientific evidence. His environmental research sounds incredibly familiar to an anti-environmentalist named Rush Limbaugh.
Judge Charles Pickering from Mississippi was next, introducing himself with the usual FRC topics condemning abortion and pornography. Charles Pickering is a far right judge who has lost many nominations on national judicial posts because of his extremist and racist affiliations. Throughout the 1960's and afterwards, he has a strong history of opposing racial integration and civil rights, and has proven ties to racist southern neo-confederate groups. Because of his blemished racist record, the majority of Pickering's speech was devoted to defending his tarnished image. Pickering claims and is likely lying about how he is not a racist, once defended an African American client, and blames the liberals for forming a conspiracy to smear him. This turned out to be a selfish public relations atonement to racist ties, similar to George "Macaca" Allen's speech.
A few more lesser known speakers, then a relatively younger pastor named Ron Luce concluded with a speech on sexual morals geared to teenagers. As with typical pastors speaking to teenagers, he blames the media, MTV, internet, video games, and pornography for the moral decay of American society, but does not mention the pedophiles as adult church staff who frequently target children, nor does he mention the incidence rates of sexual abuse by the Christian population is equal to or greater than the non-Christian population.
After the Saturday afternoon speaker series concluded in the main auditorium, the audience had the choice to attend one of five different seminars. Most of them were church related, but I choose a more general topic: Health Care. In this biased right-wing theocratic seminar, they blame and lie that the reason health care is so extraordinarily high is because of subsidies to abortion, assisted suicide, stem cell research, and Hillary Clinton. With these theofascists calling the shots based on their religious superstition and lies and gullible followers listening to them, it's no wonder health care in America is truly in a crisis.