I have a sincerely held moral conviction that Republicans are evil people who like to rain death and disfigurement down on anyone who's not like them.--SS
I don’t necessarily agree with John that that tape of the crazy Republican judge in Arkansas says much of anything about conservatives in general. I haven’t heard anyone on the right defend him; I’m sure you can find someone who has, of course, but the right certainly hasn’t turned this guy into William Calley. Domestic violence is a problem throughout society and I have no reason to believe it is a uniquely conservative problem. Yes, James Dobson loves corporal punishment but I doubt he could condone this.
I find this more problematic and much more reflective of the way the right has come to resemble the Taliban:
Michigan Dems say the Republican Senate gutted an anti-bullying bill when they added a clause that allows bullying based on “moral convictions.”
SB 137, also called “Matt’s Safe School Law” after 14-year old Matt Eppling who committed suicide in 2002 after being bullied, was approved in the state Senate by a 26-11 party line vote, and will now head to the House.
The bill lays out what exactly constitutes bullying, but in one key part it says that the legislation does not prohibit First Amendment rights, and “does not prohibit a statement of a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction of a school employee, school volunteer, pupil, or a pupil’s parent or guardian.”
In other words, as long as you bully by saying “God hates fags”, it’s a-okay.