Showing posts with label Morality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Morality. Show all posts

October 20, 2016

All of a Sudden The Religious Right Believes Morality is Not Important








Throughout its history as a distinct political group, members of the so-called religious right have always made it a point to say that personal morals were important to political leadership. Thanks to Donald Trump’s becoming the Republican Party’s nominee against Hillary Clinton, however, it appears that white evangelical Protestants are changing their opinions.

Just five years ago, in 2011, a mere 30 percent of white evangelicals agreed with the idea that people who commit unethical acts in their personal lives could still behave ethically in their professional capacities, according to a study released today by PRRI, a nonpartisan research organization. Now, with Trump as the GOP standard-bearer, a huge majority — of 72 percent — do.

That immense shift in opinion means that the same types who made up former “Moral Majority” now comprise the religious group most likely to agree that public and private morality can be separate.

People of all demographics have moved toward this opinion since 2011, according to the study, with a majority of white mainline Protestants, Catholics of any race and the religiously unaffiliated all accepting the premise. With just 58 percent agreeing with this notion, Catholics are the group least likely to sign on to a distinction between personal and public ethics.

The opinion shift among regular evangelicals described in the PRRI poll seemingly reflects public statements from religious right activists who have been nearly uniform in their acceptance of Trump despite his long history of personal peccadillos.

“We hired the best lawyers, accountants and financial management we could find without regard to whether they shared our faith, just like a parent would search for the best doctor for their desperately sick child,” he wrote in an op-ed in January. Falwell also seems to view Trump as a penitent man who has walked away from his sinful past.

“He’s been through a change in the last four or five years,” Falwell said earlier this month in a CNN interview.

“He’s been influenced strongly by his children, by his grandchildren,” he said. “And I don’t think he’s the man he used to be.” Falwell also added that he would still be willing to support Trump even if the women who alleged that he sexually assaulted them in the past are telling the truth.

Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, has also continued to stand by the Republican nominee, saying that he shares the same political concerns as Trump but not the same personal values.

“I can guarantee you what we’ll have under Hillary Clinton — it will not be a government that evangelicals and other Americans who love their freedom will enjoy or prosper under,” he said in an Oct. 9 Fox News interview.

Not all Christian conservative leaders agree with this sentiment. One such person is former Red State editor Erick Erickson, who argued in a Washington Post essay that “while I think Clinton will do long-term damage to the country, I believe Trump will do far more damage to the church, which must be my chief priority.”




July 18, 2013

VA. Att.Gen. Cuccinelli Wants to Ban ORAL Sex♥Was asked if He Ever Had?

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Ever happened.^^^^^^^^^^
 BY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


Gubernatorial candidate and current Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's new website aims to bring back the state's 'Crimes Against Nature' law.

Cuccinelli's new site, vachildpredators.com, highlights 90 people identified as "sexual predators" in Virginia who "would come off Virginia's sex offender registry if a Virginia law ... is not upheld."
 In March, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals deemed the law invalid in connection with a 2003 Supreme Court ruling that struck down anti-sodomy laws across the country.
Cuccinelli unsuccessfully attempted to challenge the ruling, taking the case to the full 15-judge appellate court and asking the Supreme Court to step in.
The website goes on to state that the law would only be applied "to sodomy committed against minors, against non-consenting adults, or in public," but the law itself states that "if any person carnally knows in any manner any brute animal, or carnally knows any male or female person by the anus or by or with the mouth, or voluntarily submits to such carnal knowledge, he or she shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony."
Polls show that Cuccinelli is running neck and neck for governor with former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe.
 (MSNBC)Watch O'Donnell's evisceration of the right-wing politician below: 


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March 11, 2012

The Right’s Dirty Sex Soul and Envy About Others' Sex Lifes'


 

 The right's pornography of resentment

When Rush Limbaugh calls women sluts and asks for their sex tapes, he's not the first prude who wants to watch

Bill O'Reilly, Dr. Judith Reisman and Rush Limbaugh  (Credit: AP/drjudithreisman.com)
The sliming that Sandra Fluke has endured — from Rush Limbaugh, of course, but also from his rabid cheering section like Atlas Shrugged’s Pam Geller (“She is banging it five times a day…. Calling this whore a slut was a softball”) and the blogger Ace of Spades (“A shiftless rent-a-cooch from East Whoreville”) — is bizarre and over-the-top enough.
But even weirder was Limbaugh’s proposition: If “Miss Fluke and the rest of you Feminazis” expect us to pay you to have sex, “we want something for it,” Limbaugh said last week. “We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.” (Those words were later erased from Limbaugh’s official transcript of the show; Atlantic Wire preserved them.)

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