Monday, May 16, 2005

Hating Their Religion

Paul Mirengoff over at Powerline offers this fairly scary development. The abortion lobby, headed by the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL Pro-Choice America, an oxymoron to be certain) to explore the financial disclosures of judicial appointees. Why? Because they want to prevent "out of touch theological activists" (meaning people who take their faiths seriously) from making the bench.

They're looking for the tithe, among other things...the sign of the true religious zealot if you ask the folks at NARAL. For those unfamiliar, many Christians, as they are financially able, donate a tenth (tithe in the old English) of their income to the church, and then various offerings as they see fit. The reason is that they view such outlays as honoring to God, whom they credit for giving them the blessings they have in the first place. Of course, they are also looking out for donations to Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council, or any other politically active Christian organizations.

Essentially, they are looking for the indicia of the serious practice of faith in order to use that as ammunition to slime them as an intolerant religious hack, their premise being that people of sincere faith cannot be effective judges because they will reflexively legislate the Bible.

But NARAL is not concerned about fitness of judges anymore than it is concerned about the health of the mother after an abortion takes place. This plan is rooted in radical left's increasingly conspicuous anti-religious bigotry, and is an effort to portray people of faith as out of the mainstream nuts because they hold a set of unchanging beliefs and vocally object to the moral lawlessness of the left. Listen to their rhetoric and then replace the term "Christian" with "Jew", and the historical parallel will become clearer. NARAL's hope is that real faith, rather than being an admirable personal attribute, will become a skeleton in the closet, so that they can count on moral relativist activist judges and politicians who will maintain the abortion status quo and effectuate the social agenda of the left.

They accuse Christians of being hatemongers, but watch the behavior of these radicals carefully--they commit the very evils of which they accuse their opponents. They are discriminating based on religion. They behave as madmen. They don't argue facts, but only innuendo, prejudice and emotion, hoping that they can scare people into their viewpoint. That's not logic worth considering, nor are these people's viewpoints worth any significant degree attention.

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