A WAY worth reading piece by Tom Ehrich. Entitled "Religious right will ruin the U.S." it rings the same alarm bell I wrote about in Just Say No to Absolutism.
This is no time for naiveté, people.
A tragic three-way marriage has occurred. One party is middle-class rage, which tea party string-pullers have cleverly directed against immigrants and government, rather than their actual enemy, the predatory rich. The second is racial bigotry, which cannot accept the legitimacy of a black president. The third is hard-core Christian fundamentalism, which has lost its way in idolatry of right opinion.Read the rest here.
Out of this three-way of utter certainty has come a class of politicians who start at an extreme position and say no to anything else — and keep saying no until they get their way. If this continues unchecked, their absolutism and disregard for freedom will become national policy.