Bill Ames: In 2004, for example, he testified before the state board in support of new abstinence-only health textbooks. He criticized comprehensive sex education as an effort “to promote sexual activity as no more than an adolescent game, without responsibility”:
“The other side’s agenda is not about helping children. Rather, it is about growing the business volumes and revenues of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Such a goal requires high numbers of sexually active teenagers, indoctrinated and encourages by anything-goes sex education programs in our public schools.”Peter Morrison: A right-wing nativist, he's so hard-core he even hates moderate Republicans. Here are just some of his ramblings:
On Sotomayor: “For one thing, if she’s confirmed, there’s every indication she’ll be a big promoter of the radical gay agenda on the court. She’s replacing David Souter, a lifelong bachelor and recluse who lived with his mother when he was appointed. President Bush Sr. assured us that the unknown Souter was a real conservative, but he turned into one of the biggest champions of gay rights on the court. Likewise, Sotomayor was briefly married thirty years ago, had no children, and has never remarried. She’s certainly not going to be a friend of the traditional family, to put it mildly.
And, of course, we can't leave out Obama: The flip side of Obama’s ‘empathy’ is apparent hatred and contempt for white people, traditional families, small business owners, evangelical Christians, conservatives, and everyone else that liberals call the ‘racist, heterosexist, nativist, Christianist, capitalist, homophobic power structure’ in America. In other words, what most of us call normal people. These radical leftists regard folks like you and me and our children as the enemy, and it’s their mission in life to put us in our supposed place, which to them means at the back of the bus. They’re in charge now, and they fully intend to use their power to remake America in their image. If the Senate approves Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, Obama will know that he has carte blanche to escalate his all out war on traditional Americans. . . .Well, yes, we do call homophobic, racist, theocratic, laissez-faire assholes names. Because they've earned those names from their unabashed over-the-top bigotry, racism, homophobia and hatred which they seek to codify in the law in order to deny people their basic human rights as well as other statutory insults to the dignity of their person. Calling a homophobe a homophobe is an accurate statement. You don't like it, don't be a homophobe. Same goes with any form of bigotry... If you don't like being labeled a bigot, don't be a bigot...
If they approve her (and to be honest, with only 40 squishy Republicans in the US Senate, it’s unlikely), it’s time to get serious about finding a way for our beloved Texas to exit a system where Barack Obama and his racist friends interpret the laws that undergird our very life, liberty and material security.
Tom Owens: Owens is a right-wing activist with ties to the Constitution Party, which seeks “to restore our government to its Constitutional limits and our law to its Biblical foundations.” Owens is also an unapologetic homophobe. His political website (here) is vile and doesn't bear repeating. As for his idiotic "Christian USA" argument, I've addressed that I addressed just this morning in my Mabinogi (guild) forum in regards to what appears to be a classic "wing-nut" letter, to which I (partially) responded:
This letter is a load of crap and smells like another right-wing, douche-bag attack made up by some loser in his mother's basement. The writing is atrocious and lacks competency in the very basics of spelling and grammar. I would find it unlikely, virtually to the point of impossibility, that anyone who wrote this poorly could make it through any teacher education program and then successfully find, and retain, a job in the educational field.But really, the question is: Why do they bother with books? They hate education and they could save a lot of money and stop corrupting the rest of the educational process in the United States with their idiotic influence. It'd be a win-win.
The funniest part is the typical "Christian America" rant. You can really tell it's a wing-nut with no grasp of the Constitution and has not read the Federalist papers which go into great detail the thinking behind each Constitutional clause and subsequent amendment to the Constitution codified in the "Bill of Rights." Further, "she" (I have my doubts) obviously hasn't read the first Treaty of Tripoli written in 1797. Article 11 of the Treaty EXPLICITLY STATES the United States is NOT a Christian nation. So, in 1797, folks -- we have a treaty written and ratified by the very deists, atheist's and mostly-non-religious folks who wrote the Constitution -- that explicitly states the US is not a Christian nation.
There is a lot of other historical evidence ignored by the wing-nut Christianista movement too. Most of the founding fathers were not 'devout Christians' in the sense we would look at them today, rather they were social Christians, deists, etc. The few actual all-in Christians in the group were marginalized as they were a significant minority in the writing of the Constitution. The Federalist papers, as I mentioned above, went into some detail the very reason there shall be a "wall of separation" between Church and State (below).
And, of course, the modern-day liar ignores the context of the times. For those who don't know, the reason my family came to America back in 1633 was to escape religious persecution in England. Just like hordes of other Christians from all over Europe. The memory of State-Sponsored Persecution was just too strong in the minds of the founding fathers for this modern-day lie to have any semblance of fact.
The bottom-line is the whole "US is a Christian Nation" is actually a MODERN concept brought about by lying wing-nuts whose stated goals is making the US a Christian theocracy. To bring literal biblical law to the US and the purges that will follow. A system every bit as oppressive as the Sharia law used in the theocratic Muslim countries.
And nothing will stop them from lying. Because they hypocrites and power-hungry populists that prey upon decent people who lack the education, and sometimes brain-power, to debunk their lies.