|Update: 15 Feb 2008|
The sorry tale of this post is told here: DaveScot humiliates Denyse O'Leary
Update: 22 Aug 2008
PLEASE READ: Juvenilia. An Apology.
Denyse O'Leary is like a goldfish, constantly surprised to to find herself stuck in a bowl.
At Mindless Hack, one her several dozen absurd blogs, she is staggered and amazed to learn that not all white born-again Christians are Republicans. She quotes a Zogby Poll:
"In both Missouri and Tennessee, white evangelicals who ranked jobs and economy as the most important issue area in deciding how to vote far outnumbered those who considered abortion and same-sex marriage most important."***** Freakin' ******. She would have known that if she'd checked Wikipedia:
The Christian right, while being a fairly large movement, does not represent all evangelicals.... The Christian Left includes some theological conservatives. Many evangelicals in both the United States and abroad are more or less politically neutral.Hilariously, Denyse blames "media commentators" for creating a "myth of a dangerous Christian Right, poised to take over".
Huh!? If Denyse was able to find her ass with both hands, she'd know that it's the self-declared "Religious Right" itself which has created this myth, for political ends. In the 80s it cynically used the Moral Majority movement to help conservative politicians get elected. More recently, it has used the creation/evolution debacle to try and force Evangelical Christians to choose between "secular" science and religious dogma.
Here's Wikipedia again, or what happened next:
A recent study by the Barna Research Group concluded that most Americans under the age of 40 have a negative view of evangelical Christians as a result of the activities of the Christian Right.But the well has been poisoned. Many Evangelicals in the USA still think that "evolution" is incompatible with their faith, despite what a great many Christians say to the contrary.
Way to go Denyse.
And oh yeah. I would have gently pointed this all out at her "blog". But she doesn't allow public comments.