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“Of all the important studies of the American right, The Family is undoubtedly the most eloquent. It is also quite possibly the most terrifying.” Thomas Frank
As many of you hopefully noticed the author of this book left a comment on one of Jammer’s Posts encouraging others to read his book which has produced the most in- depth rsearch on this invisible network of fundamentalists. Mr. Sharlet apologized for departing from blog etiquete. I approved his message and I think anyone who has a number 4 on the NY Times bestseller list, can depart from usual courtesy.
I bought the book today and have started it. Guess how many pages into the book before both Sam Brownback and Toddly Tiahrt are mentioned? Yes, that’s right both made appearances before page 30.
These people are scary, as Thoms Frank notes above. Their Jesus has a decidedly “world-conqueror” bent to his philosphy. George W. Bush supposedly found Jesus at one of this group’s establishments.
It is a long book, but despite that short coming it would be a great book-club read.
The bill also called, Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, passed the house today 249-175, over conservatives’ objections.
Hate crimes — as defined by the bill — are those motivated by prejudice and based on someone’s race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
A weaker bill died two years ago under a veto threat from President George W. Bush.
President Barack Obama, in contrast, urged support, saying it would “enhance civil rights protections, while also protecting our freedom of speech and association.” Obama called for passage in the Senate, where Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., is the chief sponsor.
The Illinois Family Institute, a conservative Christian group, said, “The bill is not about stopping crime, but about giving sexual preference the same legal status as race. This legislation is just a stepping stone to regulate the speech of people who support family values.”