It's an interview D.L. Hughley did with Frank Schaeffer (author of "Crazy For God") about fundamentalist Christianity, the Republican Party, and the religious right. It's really intriguing.
During the interview, Schaeffer makes a plethora of points:
- Americans are tired of voting for someone JUST because they fundamentalist Christians.
- The religious right is now the base of the Republican Party.
- George Bush II was unqualified to be President but was elected solely because of his fundamentalist views.
- John McCain asked Sarah Palin to be his running mate simply because she was a fundamentalist Christian and to appease the Republican base.
- The Republican Party has moved from [favoring small government and physical constraint] to one which represents fundamentalist Christians on one side and a view of the world that sees everyone that is other [minorities, homosexuals, different countries, etc.] as the enemy. Do you agree with Schaeffer?
- The Republican Base now consists of "...religious and neoconservative ideologues and the uneducated white underclass with a token person of color or two. The best thing that has happened to this country is the election of Barack Obama.
The issue is simple. Does the Republican Party's current agenda pose a threat to you, your freedom of choice, your prosperity, or your way of life?