Monday, September 17, 2012

The Values Voter Summit 2012

Here is one of the latest religious right events, The Values Voter Summit. I posted on the one in 2011 too.

You'll notice the line up at this one was interesting. I'll list some names, Michele Bachmann, Gary Bauer, Gen. William Boykin, Kirk Cameron, Oliver North, Tony Perkins, Rand Paul, as long as a slew of other religious right politicians and religious leaders. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was there as well. I don't trust Rachel Maddow since she is mainstream news [ignore all the mention of "conspiracy theories", they really only mean the deceptions from the right]but notice the names that come up.

2:53 Jerry Boykin, Kamal Saleem and Frank Gaffney.
Knights of Malta Rick Santorum manages to insult his constituents who clap for him anyway
"We will never have the elite, smart people on our side."

And of course one hears the usual Dominionist drumbeats from Catholic Santorum
"without the church and the family there is no conservative movement, there is no basic values in America enforced, and there is no future for our country."
"Church and family" are like Pavlovian dog phrases to the religious right. As for the "elite" talk, the elite conservatives like to pretend to join themselves to the common people via a supposed anti-intellectual strain, even though their educational and business ties exactly match those of the liberals they decry. How many of these folks went to Jesuit universities? How many on BOTH sides of the aisle earn their Jesuit university based awards? GU stands for Georgetown University in the title for this picture below.
Some of the strangest stuff came from Kirk Cameron who in his speech, managed to praise another idolatrous monument.
Cameron said during his research he was hoping that the Founding Fathers had enough foresight to know that the nation might get off track, and they had put a "guard rail" for us. "I looked for it... and found it. They left it for us." "They left it in the form of the largest granite monument in the United States of America, but most people have never heard of it. I had never heard of it," he said. "It sits on the top of a hill in Massachusetts. It is 180 tons of granite... and it lays down our forefathers' strategies for how to build and sustain a free and just society. It's called the Monumental Forefathers." Cameron then described the monument, located on Allerton Street in Plymouth, Mass. "She is 81 feet tall; her name is Faith. She stands tall with her fingers pointing to heaven, the God of heaven, with a star on her forehead representing wisdom. And in her left hand she holds the Word of God. It is specifically the Geneva Bible, which is the Bible the Pilgrims brought across with them on the Mayflower..."
Here is a picture of the statue he is talking about, another Greco-Roman "goddess" on display for the masses.

This Voter's Summit was the usual deceiving religious right messages from top to bottom. The stumping for war, the false history and more.


Bornagain Soldier said...
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Bible Believer said...

Oh those are just asteriks, if we are thinking of the same picture. The asterick, means they are confirmed speakers....[RVSPed to show up I guess}

Anonymous said...

As you have pointed out before (pun), the right hand on the National Monument to the Forefathers is the SIGN OF PRESERVATION and was also dedicated by masons. I would assume that is Gaia on the top and wonder why the statue was renamed? - Don

Anonymous said...

I apologize for offending you and realize my pun could be taken personally, not what I intended. That is my fault. - Don (Romans 12:18)