Monday, June 01, 2009
Some radical religious rightists have now murdfered a doctor in Kansas. Who is is showing outrage?
Where are the bishops who boycotted Obama at Notre Dame?
Where were their predecessors duting the holocaust?
Maoists, Muslim Fundies, PETA, Creationsists, Nazis, Jacobites, Tamil Tigers, ... all of these share one thing, they depend for their horror on their own community's support.
Here is Seattle, a Muslim sprayed bullets in a the Jewish Federation, while some in the Muslim community expressed support for us, there was not the sort of self crticism that could prevent this sort of thing.Worse, apologists wanted wash this horror with the lotion of belief that all religions "are good .. only people are bad."
Now in Kansas, the regious right has performed a murder.
The Catholic Church, the fundies, Sarah Palins should be out there criticizing themselves! Just as the Muslim community failed to work to eradicate its own extremism, we can be certain that the extent of concern from the radical religious right, including the GOP, will be to deny blame.
On the other hand:
"Obama did not invite Mrs. Reagan to the announcement ceremony at the White House to celebrate the reversal of Bush's policy on stem-cell research, attended by 30 members of Congress and several prominent advocates of stem-cell research. "I would have gone, and you know I don't like to travel," she tells Colacello. "Politically it would have been a good thing for him to do. Oh, well, nobody's perfect. He called and thanked me for working on it. But he could have gotten more mileage out of it.""
Posted by SM Schwartz at 7:10 AM