A Deal with the Devil

In our covert investigation conducted at Victory Christian Center (VCC) in Austin, TX, we collected mounting evidence of how the Republican political strategy is employed from the Bush/Rove White House on down to their base of conservative Evangelical churches.

David Barton, Vice-chairman of the Texas GOP and founder of an organization called Wallbuilders, was invited to be the guest speaker at both of VCC's Sunday morning worship services on August 20, 2006. According to Pastor Lee Boss' introduction of David Barton to the congregation, he's "been used by God to touch more elected officials in this nation over any other organization." Armed with old-time bibles, a swanky PowerPoint presentation, and much jibber-jabber, Barton mobilizes the Evangelical Christians to the polls by replacing the word "voting" with "stewardship". He concludes by telling us that Republican political candidates are the obvious choice in our stewardship if we are concerned with biblical issues.

Karl Rove understands the conservative Evangelical voices are a powerful and very well organized tax exempt, money making machine for the Republican party. As long as these Evangelical church leaders have an insatiable appetite for power and influence, Rove will continue to use them to succeed on his mission of establishing a permanent Republican majority. Watch how all the Republican Presidential candidates are scrambling in a tizzy to court the Evangelical / Religious Right vote. It's funny to see the conservatives salivating at the bit, waiting for the next self-righteous politician with the right outside package that they can rally behind. Ever notice how the GOP have to beat up on a minority group of people in order to rally their base? How Christian or Christ-like is that?


Stephen R. Maloney said...

Hi, thanks for your comments on my blog (http://camp2008victorya.blogspot.com/) I'll be back tonight and write some comments. BTW, I hope you'll take a good close look at Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska and -- if you'd like -- join the Bloggers for Sarah, a potential candidate for V-P in 2008 and for President in 2012 or 2016. You don't have to be a Republican to back Sarah. Right after she got in office she vetoed an effort by the (right-wing, corrupt) Alaska legislature to deny same-sex benefits. Her son (she has three younger girls) just joined the U.S. military, making him the only governor's child in the service. Take a good look at this remarkable woman. I've written many articles about her.

steve maloney
ambridge, pa

Stephen R. Maloney said...

I thought you might be interested in the following comment I got from Christopher, who blogs at: http://youngrepublican.townhall.com/


Sometimes I hate how right you are. Realize that if I repeat some things on my blog that you've said, it's just because I've thought the exact same thing. According to Leviticus, I sinned last week when I got my hair cut.

I forgot about the sin (abomination?) of hair cutting, an abomination I've been engaging in for about 60 years!

I write a great deal about "gay" issues (including civil unions/marriage). I hope over time, if we all live long enough, we can build a powerful coalition to emphasize decent treatment for all people.

One lady from your (former) church wrote a note to you about how she couldn't tolerate the "lifestyle." There are two words to watch out for -- lifestyle and (gay) agenda. They are the Mark of the Homophobe. Lifestyles are extremely diverse and there is no single agenda. People who use their terms generally are beyond (earthly) salvation.


Stephen R. Maloney said...

Han & Ciel:

I'll be writing about the following on Monday and Tuesday on my blog: http://camp2008victorya.blogspot.com/

Question: Why is the media seemingly losing interest in the Iraq War?

Answer: According to columnist Jack Kelly of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the reason is simple: because of the Petraeus strategy, coupled with growing support from former Sunni insurgents, the U.S. is winning the war -- and al Qaeda is losing.

Conclusion: What's good news for America is no news for the media.

On Monday and Tuesday, I'll talk more about Iraq, and the suprising influence it might have on the election.

(Read Jack Kelly's Sunday, October 7 column in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Forum.)

Stephen R. Maloney said...

I hope you two take a good look at Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has an excellent record on gay rights and on good treatment of people in general.

BULLETIN: THIS WEEK'S NEWSWEEK FEATURES GOV. SARAH PALIN IN ITS FEATURE STORY. YOU CAN FIND IT ONLINE AT: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21162322/site/newsweek/#storyContinued
(Tomorrow, I'll reprint the large chunk of the story about Sarah.) Is she vice-presidential material? Yes. Is she presidential material? Sooner than most people imagined.