By: Ryan Shaw
Re: Religious Right
* Forwarded (from: mensa) by Ryan Shaw using timEd 1.01+.
* Originally from Charles Sumner (1:2613/270) to All.
* Original dated: Jan 10 '95, 00:15
Perhaps you or others are unaware of the statements of the religious right
which have a bearing on your freedom and mine. This series of quotations is
meant to illustrate their attitude, their distortions, and the threat they
pose. We have dozens of quotes on other topics.
A survey by People for the American Way in 1994 showed that 60% of the American
public was unaware of the Christian Coalition. It is time for the public to
wake up. Join us in preserving a principle which has helped make the United
States one of the freest but most religious nations. Read the series of
postings debunking myths about church-state separation. That is available in
"It's a holy war between fundamentally different religions. The
preservationists are... worshipping trees and animals and sacrificing people."
--Charles Cushman, National Inholders Association 
"[Environmentalists] are more concerned with saving animal life such as whales,
seals, small darters, owls and hawks. They are equally concerned about
controlling the number of human beings who live on the earth because they view
human beings, another animal form, as a threat to the animals they claim are
--Judie Brown, American Life League 
"The phoney environmental crisis is a socialist plot to create so much
bureaucratic control of business in the name of saving the environment that it
will cost billions of dollars and thousands of lost jobs during the next ten
years."--Rev. Tim LaHaye 
"Satan uses the evil in the new age witchcraft lessons in our classrooms to
divert our children's faith away from the true and loving God toward the new
age god of `Mother Earth' while our school teachers and administrators are
saying, `Well, it's good environmental ecology.'"
--Robert Simonds, Citizens for Excellence in Education, Earth Day message,
"The recent Los Angeles earthquake is one example of a natural disaster laden
with meaning for those with ears to hear and eyes to see. The epicenter of the
January earthquake that shook southern California was the city of Northridge.
Northridge is also home to 95 percent of America's video pornography industry."
--Pat Robertson, CBN World Watch, May/June 1994 
"When they teach children in public schools about history, they knowingly omit
all references to God and Christ, including those that are foundational to our
country's beginning. Then they tell us uneducated masses that the founding
fathers struggled to keep church and biblical influences out of politics.
These are bold-faced lies. (Violates Ninth Commandment).... `They' are (in
random order): The National Organization of Women (NOW); the American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU); the National Education Association (NEA); pagan judges
of federal state and local benches; the Hollywood elite; Act-Up; Queer Nation;
North American Man-Boy Love Association; the majority of newspaper editors and
journalists; the majority of television's elite; the American Medical
Association (AMA); an army of university deans and professors (educated way
beyond their intelligence); the major networks; the Ted Kennedy crowd; the
friends of Hillary crowd; the faceless crowd of bureaucrats that have infested
our nation; the messianic social-engineers that skulk around in small
communities across the nation promoting `tolerance'; Planned Parenthood
(curriculum and condoms); the Madonna crowd, the Green Peace crowd; the Al Gore
eco-freak crowd; Earth First; People [sic] United for the Separation of Church
and State; various social service agencies; the Children's Defense League; the
child-killers and spineless career politicians who allow these lunatics to
terrorize them into promoting iniquity; and the innumerable cadres of
bureaucratic, statist thugs who are on a mission to rid the earth of Christian
influence and biblical morality. That's who `they' are, just to name a few.
--Randall Terry, Why Does a Nice Guy Like Me Keep Getting Thrown In Jail?,
pp. 138-139, (Huntington House Publishers/Resistance Press, 1993) 
"I am proud to call myself an ally of Pope John Paul, who stood up to this
administration in Cairo." (at the Population Conference)
--RALPH REED Jr., Executive Director of the Christian Coalition 
"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let
a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good... Our goal is a Christian
nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called on by God to conquer this
country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."
--Randall Terry, The News Sentinel, (Ft. Wayne, Ind.), 8/16/93 
"You say, `You're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the
Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that and the other thing' -
nonsense! I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the anti-Christ! I can
love the people who have false opinions, but I don't have to be nice to them."
--Pat Robertson, "700 Club," 1/14/91 
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