Saturday, June 28, 2008


Just like Janet Parshall and other religious extremists, Dobson doesn't realize that in a free, pluralistic society we need to convince others, not merely point to Biblical passages. Peter Wehner, a conservative Christian, recognizes this and writes in the WaPo: a pluralistic nation like ours, politics depends on people of faith being able to persuade others based on common and accessible ground and appeals to reason -- which sounds entirely reasonable. Christians who oppose abortion can make an effective case by talking about sonograms, fetal development and the moral imperative to protect the most vulnerable. That doesn't mean one's faith shouldn't inform the question of abortion -- or, for that matter, war, poverty and other issues. After all, President Lincoln's argument against slavery was partly grounded in faith. But appeals to the Bible or church teaching aren't sufficient in a pluralistic nation. That's why Lincoln talked primarily about the Declaration of Independence.

Has Wehner been asleep for the last 7 years? How can one not be aware that the whole point of the GOP's Christian conservatives is their belief that only they have the Absolute Truth?

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