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The Real Origins of the Religious Right

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When the Roe decision was handed down, W. A. Criswell, the Southern Baptist Convention’s former president and pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas—also one of the most famous fundamentalists of the 20th century—was pleased: “I have always felt that it was only after a child was born and had a life separate from its mother that it became an individual person,” he said, “and it has always, therefore, seemed to me that what is best for the mother and for the future should be allowed.”
So what then were the real origins of the religious right? It turns out that the movement can trace its political roots back to a court ruling, but not Roe v. Wade.
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story ... 107133?o=0
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The religious right in politics got its start from the Moral Majority aka Jerry Falwell and Newt Gingrich who openly courted the religious right. If I remember correctly. Newt Gingrich is a dirty, scummy asshole who served his cancer-stricken wife divorce papers while she was in the hospital. You can lay all this shit at his feet. He's the one who put all this shit in motion, just to garner votes.
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pinkbutterfly66 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:16 pm
The religious right in politics got its start from the Moral Majority aka Jerry Falwell and Newt Gingrich who openly courted the religious right. If I remember correctly. Newt Gingrich is a dirty, scummy asshole who served his cancer-stricken wife divorce papers while she was in the hospital. You can lay all this shit at his feet. He's the one who put all this shit in motion, just to garner votes.
But is that how it got it's start?
The Green v. Connally ruling provided a necessary first step: It captured the attention of evangelical leaders , especially as the IRS began sending questionnaires to church-related “segregation academies,” including Falwell’s own Lynchburg Christian School, inquiring about their racial policies. Falwell was furious. “In some states,” he famously complained, “It’s easier to open a massage parlor than a Christian school.”

One such school, Bob Jones University—a fundamentalist college in Greenville, South Carolina—was especially obdurate. The IRS had sent its first letter to Bob Jones University in November 1970 to ascertain whether or not it discriminated on the basis of race. The school responded defiantly: It did not admit African Americans.

Although Bob Jones Jr., the school’s founder, argued that racial segregation was mandated by the Bible, Falwell and Weyrich quickly sought to shift the grounds of the debate, framing their opposition in terms of religious freedom rather than in defense of racial segregation. For decades, evangelical leaders had boasted that because their educational institutions accepted no federal money (except for, of course, not having to pay taxes) the government could not tell them how to run their shops—whom to hire or not, whom to admit or reject. The Civil Rights Act, however, changed that calculus.
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Unread post Sun May 19, 2019 1:34 pm

lol @ The one-eyed-black-preacher-son-of-freed-slaves began the Religious Right.
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morgan wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 1:34 pm
lol @ The one-eyed-black-preacher-son-of-freed-slaves began the Religious Right.
I would never expect you to be able to connect the dots.

Arabic numerals...LMAO!
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CockatooCrazyColt529 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 2:36 pm
morgan wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 1:34 pm
lol @ The one-eyed-black-preacher-son-of-freed-slaves began the Religious Right.
I would never expect you to be able to connect the dots.

Arabic numerals...LMAO!
And I expect you to continue to act like a shitty person every single day and for the rest of your life, and life will continue to treat you as you deserve.
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