I remember when I was young we would watch shows like Donna Reed, I Love Lucy and Father Knows Best and in everyone of these shows the parents slept in twin beds. Now when I was that age I probably did not pay that much attention but I do remember thinking how uncool my parents were because I saw a big ole queen size bed in their room. I mean if Donna Reed did not sleep in the same bed as her husband, why did my mom? At this time in our household my mom was through with having children so I had no conception of a pregnant mom since I was 7 years old when she had my baby sister and I spent that summer with an aunt in San Diego. I had friends whose mothers were still having babies but somehow I never made that connection back to sex. Now I know where the double beds came from and also know my parents were the rule not the exception in bedroom furniture.
All of that occurred back in at least 1963. That is almost 50 years ago and now we have some people in this country who would like to see us go back to that time. They want to monitor every part of your intimate life and control what women do with their bodies. They want to stop abortion, stop contraceptives, anihilate gays, tell you what positions are acceptable, force a woman to have a camera inserted into her body so they can punish her with pictures of a fetus that is probably the size of a kidney bean. And most of this is supposedly to stop abortions. I don’t believe it, I believe abortions and gays were designated as wedge issues in order to divert attention from the real objective of the religious right. The right knows Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land since 1973 and they know it would be extremely hard to strike down a law that, on the Federal level gives women protection under the 9th and 14th amendments. In short, the party of states rights, personal responsibility, small government ad naseum wants to control the exact things they rail against, rights granted to us by the Constitution. And I think on their part it is more controlling your ability to make decisions for yourself. Your right to decide what is right for you and your significant other, your family, your goals in life. The fact that it is totally out of line with their stated principles has been lost in their fervor for control. Next thing you know, they will ask for proof that you are following all their rules if you want to vote.
The right can “pray away the gay” because everyone knows it is a life choice not a predispostion you are born with that makes a person gay. The recent repeal of “don’t ask don’t tell” made the religious right almost go apoplectic and if DOMA is repealed you will hear a loud roar from that side of the aisle. When the Reverand Gene Robinson was ordained as a Bishop in the Episcopal Church the religious right went ballastic. No matter that most are not even Episcopalian but to the religious right that does not matter. This week a document written by NOM was discovered with language to “drive a wedge between blacks and gays” in order to further NOM’s agenda. What does matter, yet again, is control. They have tried many tactics to interfere in others’ personal business and never see their tactics as infringing on others rights. They do not understand how they could be doing so, yet they have no problem screaming, legitimately or not, that their rights are being infringed upon. They are fully able to practice their religion, so long as that practice does not interfere with a person’s right not to practice religion or to practice a religion sometimes very different from the Religious Right’s. Part of the problem is that in Christianity they teach you to follow Christ’s commands and two of those the right really take to heart are:
Matthew 28:19: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Mark 16:15: And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Of course they have many more but these two give them the go ahead to foist their beliefs on every living creature on earth. They have done so by placing missionaries all over the world but they are saving us for their own special doctrination. What Christ should have said to them was:
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. But, and this is very important, you must remember my Father gave man free will and that means that some people are not going to take kindly to our little scheme. That is within their right as a person of free will and you can take a horse to water but you cannot make them drink so please use discretion.
Can you see how that might have helped them in their zeal to Christianize everything? Neither can I but I did give it a try. You can see their handiwork in Africa where they have stirred up the pot on LGBT rights and even found a devil named KONY who has been terrorizing his part of Uganda for years. What they thought was that they could make a video with a cute little kid and soak people for money and no one would question them. Unfortunately for Jason Russell people all over questioned his motives which resulted in him becoming dehydrated and exhausted. Then he ended up as a 5150 in the county hospital because he broke down and went into the streets naked in an apparent psychotic break. I am sure his backers also had something to do with that episode as they probably backed off, ruining his little kingdom and perhaps his life but just like they walked off on Uganda and denied responsibility, they most likely did so here as well.
What they are really doing is testing their beliefs on the rest of us, how far can they go, what is the breaking point, how could that be managed in a perfect circumstance? And a perfect circumstance to them is control of both houses of Congress, the Executive Office, The Supreme Court and local and state offices . Another area of control they have been building is the Military. They are making sure their friends have contracts for services, that Jesus is in training documents for our armed forces and of course that our military hardware and troops have the tracts necessary to preach their gospel to the world and in my eyes that is a perfect storm. In this perfect storm they truly believe they can fundamentally change this country into what they claim our forefathers wanted for us. God knows they have said it enough for anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention, to know and understand. But people still either do not know or think “It Can’t Happen Here!” During the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Holocaust did good soldiers not help the cause along? Did they not believe in the oath they took to protect and defend the constitution, the Roman government, the Vatican, Hitler? Whatever they promised to uphold is exactly what they did. What would make anyone think that a military today that has been trained as they have and now been steeped in religious training would speak out or deny their Commander in Chief or their Generals? Sure some would but to disobey a direct order is just not in a soldier’s nature. If it were we would not have had a Holocaust, a MyLei, a Fallujah and many millions would have lived.
If you look at the whole picture, you have to admit they are working towards something and if you have seen them in action the past three years, you KNOW they do not like to be out of power. One thing I can say for them, in power or not, they have never lost site of the prize. They have worked diligently in many different areas to consolidate power and the rest of us have not. They already had their “Pearl Harbor Moment” and you see how well that one worked out. I am watching every move they make, how about you?