The Christian Right is in a tight spot. They have been in that tight spot several times before, and it seems to be getting tougher for them to retain a sense of validity. They have money, and that makes things happen. But they have taken on too many issues.<br />
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Example: cutting spending for social programs is as un-Christian as the worship of Baal, but that's near the top of the current platform. At the same time, increased spending for aggressive, undeclared war is near the heart of the Christian Right, which seems strange, but is not strange at all once you understand the behind-closed-doors logic. A defensive world-image creates a fog of fear, wherein highly religious people often end up living. That is sad, because we are asked to be tolerant and even accepting of one another. That means we relatively unreligious, comedy-oriented folk are asked to try to reach out (across the aisle), too.<br />
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It is important to try to understand the history of each party and its factions. The Christian Right has a long history, under different names and people throughout American History. Many Dixiecrats are now Republicans, for instance. The European-American self-preservationist position is important to understand; one may not like it, but we all need to respect the feelings that some (if not many) European-Americans feel right now. Some feel a real threat (fear to even paranoia). It is best to sit down and openly discuss why, and how we can assure that it is possible for all of us (of good will) to get along in the USA of 2012.<br />
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What is sad to me, is this: the Christian Right has a tendency to attract racist, exclusivist groups and individuals. And when the Christian Right includes groups that are the actual minorities that they often exclude, the result is a hodge-podge of highly reactive issues and bickering peoples. <br />
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The real ob<x>jective of the Christian Right has been obscured by the blind anger set behind a few silly positions, like homosexuality. Since I'm gay, I'm qualified to say that on the national stage, right now, homosexuality has no place on the short-list of Things to Get Rid Of for any Party in the United States of America. We seem to have to go through this Line Item approach with every single issue: immigration; race; church/state; equal opportunity; women's rights.<br />
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While I am not advocating any religion, I think that the Jehovah's Witness has a pretty good handle on what is important. JWs stay out of politics. They stick to what they know: religion.<br />
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About priests: I assume you mean Roman Catholic priests. I've worked in the RC Church, and I believe the unofficial statistic: the range of 30%-55% is a good reference for priests having same-sex preference. This is not disallowed in the RC Church. A priest can be gay; he cannot act on his feelings - in any case, hetero/homo.

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Not all Christian's are Catholic.

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True, but they along with Emperor Constantine choose the books to be included in the christian holy book at the Council of Nicea. They also edited them extensively to harmonize them and give it their own special slant.

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A lot of pastors (not the same as priests, are straight)

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A few priest are homosexual but 99% are Asexual.

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