Spotlight On …
And now for a new monthly feature called “Spotlight,” where each month (more or less or as I jolly well feel like it) I’ll shine a light on one of the dark places where lunatics lounge about, hiding behind names like …
Concerned Women for America.
Isn’t that a lovely name?
What’s not to like? Women – concerned for America.
A comforting name that exudes wholesomeness. Mom. Apple Pie. Flags. Patriotism. Religious zealotry determined to convert our nation and the people in it to their rigid, intolerant, self-righteous belief system.
Whoa! What was that last bit?
That’s right: “concerned women” is exuding something but it ain’t milk and cookies. Nor is it all that wholesome. This is, after all, a bunch of people who want a church in every school: their church. The one they call Christian but which Christ wouldn’t recognize. Yes, far right wingnuts out to control America and reproductive freedom as they restore our great nation to its biblical roots.
As its revered founder, wealthy bible-toting Beverly LaHaye, has pronounced, our government is a government of, by and for the right kind of people – her kind: “Yes, religion and politics do mix. America is a nation based on biblical principles. Christian values dominate our government. The test of those values is the Bible. Politicians who do not use the bible to guide their public and private lives do not belong in office.”
(She’s already rewritten her history book to delete any mention of the separation of church and state or the colonists’ concerns about keeping religion out of government because whenever that happens, beheadings and inquisitions tend to follow.)
That’s why she founded Concerned Women for America (CWA) – to make sure the right people are running this country. And, with any luck, deporting (although she’d prefer publicly executing – what she calls “sending to God”) everyone else, including anyone who is GLBT, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Native-Americans, non-practicing Catholics, Mormons, atheists, agnostics, Wiccans, anyone not actually born here on sacred American soil to two legal, red-blooded, married to each other and never divorced white American parents (mainland soil not foreign places like Hawaii), and Capricorns. Because she seeks “to protect traditional values that support the Biblical design of the family.” This means opposing anti-drug and alcohol abuse programs and supporting the teaching of Creationism and “Intelligent Design theory.” Because being an ignorant, drunken redneck is one of our traditional Biblical values.
After all, these are the people who remain convinced that the Girl Scouts (the nefarious group of young future feminists) is nothing more than a training organization for the abortion mill known as Planned Parenthood. They also believe that Harry Potter is demon spawn (or perhaps Satan’s son), that feminism causes blindness and that abstinence-only sex education actually works.
Ms. LaHaye knows because the only possible explanation for the 2011 Centers for Disease Control report showing a 37% decrease in teen birth rates and a decrease in abortion rates (meaning – duh! – a decrease in teen pregnancies) is that “today’s teens are choosing abstinence.” It has nothing to do with comprehensive sex education that teaches teens how babies are made and how to keep that from happening. Those are forbidden subjects which got us tossed out of Eden.
No woman should have access to contraception or abortion because that would give women control over their bodies and allow them to choose whether or when to have children, interfering with God’s plan that women are to be submissive child bearers, while men get to be aggressive war mongerers, which is yet one more reason why Equal Rights Amendments (ERAs) are responsible for the breakdown of families: “The ERA proposes the elimination of our God-given roles as men and women, resulting in the redefinition — and eventual destruction — of family.”
And if feminism and equal rights weren’t enough of a threat to man’s continued survival as a fundamentalist species, we must remain ever vigilant to the dangers posed by the subversive forces behind the teletubbies.
As Ms. LaHaye reminds us, homosexuals “want their depraved ‘values’ to become our children’s values. Homosexuals expect society to embrace their immoral way of life. Worse yet, they are looking for new recruits!”
Because, as everyone knows, homosexuals have a voodoo army of trained hypnotists who, with a mere snap of their fingers, are transforming God-fearing heterosexuals everywhere into perverted, unnatural gay people who will spend all their time at cultural events which is just one more reason her group also seeks to defund the National Endowment for the Arts.
And which is why, even as you are reading this, the CWA launched a six-million dollar advertising campaign attacking President Obama’s health care plan in six swing states. Why? Because he was born in Hawaii – not here on sacred American soil to two legal, white, red-blooded American parents. (And of course she’s not a racist because after all some of her best maids are black.)
Why spend the money on misleading advertising instead of programs to help those in need? Because we need cleansing to be right with the Lord. That means being far-right. As in the new Paul Pressler School of Law at Louisiana College (where Ms. LaHaye is a member of the National Board of Reference), joining Liberty and Regent Law Schools in producing lawyers who will transform America into a new world order.
“This law school’s not going to be pumping out ambulance chasers, this is going to be pumping out liberal chasers, I mean we’re gonna track them down, wherever they are and we’re gonna defeat them, and if we can’t defeat them in the policy realm we’re gonna defeat them in the courts. This law school is gonna be pumping out God-fearing, American-loving, family-defending attorneys.”
You read it here first: “liberals” will be hunted. Possibly to extinction. Because clearly, they aren’t “god-fearing”, “American-loving”, or “family-defending.”
Does that sound like “concerned women” to you? Or more like a Jihad*?
Think about it.
*Jihad: a holy war against infidels*.
*Infidel: an unbeliever, a person who does not accept a particular faith, especially Christianity.