Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Religious Right Takes on Hillary and Religious Freedom

Jerry Falwell believes he helped defeat John Kerry in 2004, and is now concentrating in defeating Hillary Clinton if she should run in 2008:
"The church won the 2004 elections and don't let anyone tell you any differently," Falwell told a crowd of about 9,000 attending Southern Baptist Convention Pastor's Conference, a prelude to the two-day annual SBC convention which starts Tuesday.

"Now we've got a bigger challenge ahead of us. We've got to deal with Hillary in '08," Falwell said Monday, amid cheers and clapping from audience members in the Gaylord Convention Center in downtown Nashville.
Their lack of understanding of separation of church and state was seen when former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore also spoke. Moore lost his job as chief justice last year after defying a federal order to remove a Ten Commandments monument he had installed in the state courthouse.
"Separation of church and state doesn't mean separation of God and government," Moore said. "Rule of law doesn't mean rule of man. Without the acknowledgment of God, there would be no First Amendment."
In other words, it sounds like he would subject us to his interpretation of religious laws.

Besides the attacks from the religious right, Hillary is under attack in Ed Kline's new book The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She’ll Go to Become President. Dick Morris objects to some of the more salacious attacks, but with friends like Dick Morris, who needs enemies? While arguing against using the type of attack Kline wrote of, Morris both publicizes the attacks further and attempts to give them more credibility:
How can anyone say if the charges are true? Ed Klein is a respected author, a former editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine and the foreign editor for Newsweek. He would not have written these charges without some substantiation.


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