Religious / Political Skulduggery

Silicon Valley, the politically liberal technology hub is an unlikely incubator of conservative Christian activism.

But a group of its venture capitalists is backing an ambitious project that seeks to affect the 2012 election by registering 5 million new conservative Christians to vote.

The nonprofit organization ‘United in Purpose’ is using sophisticated data-mining techniques to compile a database of every unregistered born-again and evangelical Christian and conservative Catholic in the country.

Through partnerships with Christian organizers and antiabortion groups, United in Purpose hopes to recruit 100,000 “champions” to identify unregistered Christians and get them to the polls as part of its Champion the Vote project. Profiles drawn from its database, which numbers more than 120 million people, will enable organizers to target potential voters with emails and Web videos tailored to their interests.

Most of its financial supporters remain anonymous, but one of its main backers is technology entrepreneur Ken Eldred, a generous Republican donor. Its board includes Reid Rutherford, a Silicon Valley solar-energy plant developer.

Our goal is to raise up a body of believers and that they elect a lot of godly leaders,” said Bill Dallas, chief executive of United in Purpose.”   From the LA Times Here  My emphasis.

Well that’s kinda’ scary…a group of some of the richest people on the planet are going to enable millions of heretofore unregistered religiously conservative (read evangelical fundamentalists) people to vote…but only for GODLY candidates.  This in combination with the religiously controlled Republican Party candidates will mean hard times for Democrats and Obama supporters next year.

Now I am truly not advocating for a godless country (well, maybe that) and/or the suppression of political advocacy for a chosen candidate.  That would be UN-American and devious.  What I would advocate is that we make our best effort to expose what is going on here.  This is an attempt to take over a Democratic Republic by religious thugs…and make no mistake, we are talking about thugs here.  The stated goal of the leadership is to take over America in the name of the Christian Religion and rule as if we were living in Old Testament times.

That sounds to me like the scenario for Margaret Atwood’s book, The Handmaid’s Tale.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to live in a world where my sex-life is under control of the government, or if a women, my reproduction rights were controlled by religious zealots, a world where women are once again reduced in status, homosexuals were summarily executed by the state, and heresy and blasphemy were also capitol crimes.  You know…like the Dark Ages.  Leviticus 24:16 states that those who speak blasphemy “shall surely be put to death”. 

This country is inching closer and closer to a religious war.
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How Not to Elect a President

Once again the Republicans are out there stealing people’s votes in a presidential election. The electronic machines are coming up “McCain” when Obama is voted for.

http://wvgazette.com/News/200810170676

http://wvgazette.com/News/200810180251

Electronic voting machines can easily be hacked and made to falsify people’s votes.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27205654/

It seems the Republicans will continue the ‘dirty tricks’ campaigning as usual this year. We are experiencing unprecedented ugly phone calls, misleading mail, misleading TV ads, outrageous comments.  The RNC is up to its usual propagandizing by inserting thousands of ugly rumors about the opposition into mainstream communications.  “He’s a Muslim”, “He was born in Haiti”, “He will fill the government with blacks and they’ll eat your babies”, “He’ll make all the white people bow to him”, “His tax policy means all small businesses will lay off 20% of workers”, “He’ll tax small business people so bad they’ll close”, “He’s a n—-r, and white people don’t want him as their leader”.  The amount of racist crap coming out of the RNC playbook is a disgrace, and those Republicans should be ashamed of the lies they are spewing…and, they really need to stop tampering with the American voters.

More than any other time in my memory of this country’s history, we are facing a sea-change that has the potential to plunge the whole world into darkness once again.  Take the time to read the issues and take care to vote and make the voice of reason sound out and prevail.