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This adds new spin to my view of what's going on at the RNC right now because you still hear a little bit of talk God here and there, but it's different. When Mitt Romney talks about God, he's not talking about our God and he has yet to give his speech yet.

But we now have a party that is allowing people to pray at the Republican National Convention who don't have the slightest similarity to us, when it comes to our view of God, at all. At all.

It wasn't that long ago that Pat Buchanan at the 1992 RNC was talking about the great culture war and being a Judeo-Christian nation and how important it was to hold that all together because that was the foundation upon which our country was built. And he was right. He got skewered for it, but he was right.

And look how far we've come. Now, 2012 we have somebody from an Eastern religion offering the invocation at the Republican National Convention. I'm not saying people from different religions can't vote Republican, but what this really is is a syncretism that is kind of seeping under the door like a gas.

Janet Mefferd, Right Wing Watch 27 Comments [9/7/2012 3:35:15 AM]
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The_L

Why do I want to perforate something so badly right now?

9/7/2012 3:47:59 AM

Leighton Buzzard

No, no, this is good. You tell all your followers to stay home and not vote, Janet. Better still, get them to vote for the Christian Party or something. Yeah, do that.

9/7/2012 4:17:19 AM

Frostythesnowman

'An Eastern Religion'. But... isn't christianity...?

9/7/2012 4:23:49 AM

Dr. Razark

@Frostythesnowman

"'An Eastern Religion'. But... isn't christianity...?"

No, christianity is obviously not an eastern religion. Eastern religions are followed by them dark skinned or yellow folks. Christianity is followed by good white folks just like Jesus.

9/7/2012 4:42:29 AM

whatever

..."at all. At all."

Are you Irish by any chance?

9/7/2012 4:46:44 AM

Swede

I don't know much about Mormons, but I bet they are more similar to manistream Christianity, than Judaism is.

9/7/2012 4:49:35 AM

Doubting Thomas

I love it. Republicans are being divided by ancient superstitions. I knew there would be a lot of Republicans who won't vote for a Mormon, and it's fun to see them whine.

9/7/2012 5:28:59 AM

Mister Spak

"It wasn't that long ago that Pat Buchanan at the 1992 RNC was talking about the great culture war"

He said religious war. Like my real religion is going to have a war with your false religion. Because only my real religion is entitled to run the country.

9/7/2012 5:32:00 AM

dionysus

I'm not saying people from different religions can't vote Republican

Yeah, we wouldn't want to lose any elections, would we? However, once you have their vote they can pretty much fuck off, right?

9/7/2012 6:54:11 AM

Dr.Shrinker

"...but what this really is is a syncretism that is kind of seeping under the door like a gas."

- Lady, its a bit late to complain about syncretism in Christianity, about 2,000 years too late!

9/7/2012 7:10:11 AM

Oh My Dog!

People of different religions than you! OH THE HORROR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not saying people from different religions can't vote Republican

except you are.

And look how far we've come.

And I'm relishing every tear you cry.

I hope this sort of thing destroys the Republican party, I really do. I'm getting tired of the rest of the world looking at the U.S. as the special ed. student of the West.

9/7/2012 7:20:09 AM

farpadokly

Christianity is an eastern religion, you dolt. Just not as far in the east as India. It doesn't come from Europe and it sure as hell doesn't come from America. It's from the Middle East, also known as the Near East.
By the way, I'm all for this kind of bigotry because it narrows the Republican base even further. If everyone who doesn't worship the proper White Anglo Saxon Protestant God is ousted from the party, the less votes they'll get and the quicker they'll die off.

9/7/2012 7:30:58 AM

JeanP

"When Mitt Romney talks about God, he's not talking about our God and he has yet to give his speech yet."

I have not read things about his platform: you seem thus more bothered your candidate is an "heretic" than you're interested to defend/critic his program.

"I'm not saying people from different religions can't vote Republican, but what this really is is a syncretism that is kind of seeping under the door like a gas"

You have just said, before, that "eastern religions" and heretics have no place in the RNC.

Now I understand why Muslims switched from the GOP (before 2001) to the Democrat Party.

And christianity was a eastern religion, a offshot of Judaism, born in Palestine.

9/7/2012 7:55:27 AM

Filin De Blanc

The Republican party is starting to eat itself. How amusing.

9/7/2012 7:58:47 AM

pete

Casting a few more people out of that "big tent", Janet? I seem to recall something on an old piece of paper that says something like "no religious test..." but apparently GOoPers don't put much faith in old... Wait a minute!

9/7/2012 8:35:08 AM

Anon

The question of why an officially secular political convention is has a religious invocation at all aside: Can Sikhism be called "an Eastern religion"?

Yes, it is from the Punjab, and along with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism can be called an "Indian religion". But if by "Eastern religion" we mean "religions common in East Asia", then the list is East-Asian Buddhism, Taoism / Chinese Traditional / Confucianism, Shinto, and a few other things.

Either way, the quote indicates a lack of knowledge about almost the entire world.

9/7/2012 8:36:28 AM

Rabbit of Caerbannog


9/7/2012 9:46:28 AM

freako104

How far we've come and maybe one day someone who.*really* is from an eastern thought like Buddhism, or Hinduism. Maybe a Pagan or atheist one day.

9/7/2012 11:42:31 AM

Big Jilm

Hey, that's ok, ass bucket; we'll take all the not-Christian-enough votes and you can suck it.

9/7/2012 11:44:01 AM

checkmate

And look how far we've come. Now, 2012 we have somebody from an Eastern religion offering the invocation at the Republican National Convention.

Stop it before it starts!!

Next thing you know the RNC will be letting niggers, uhh darkies, uhh people of color, uhh blackies (oh shit, whatever niggers are called these days) be delegates and maybe even letting them vote. Heaven help us!

What happened to the good old days of the GOP? No niggies, no Jews, no women, no catholics, none of them Muzzies or other turban beards, etc. Just pure clean WASPs.

Now we have Catholics, even Mormons all over the place. Yuck!

No wonder God sent a storm to the RNC. He wanted us to clean up our house and get rid of the fluff.

9/7/2012 12:20:27 PM

Old Viking

And have you heard about Romney's underwear?

9/7/2012 12:31:23 PM

Often Partisan

Bitching about syncretism AND using the team Judeo-Christian?

9/7/2012 4:16:52 PM

Berny

Pat Buchanan was a bloated windbag full of bigotry and hatred. He was skewered because he was wrong and he deserved to be skewered.
The gas you smell coming from underneath the door is coming from the Republican party and it's the smell of decomp.

9/7/2012 6:06:05 PM



Eastern Orthodox ? that would be so cool.
do you mean hindu, moslem, cult of Khali, little elephant dude , Vishnu .. oh wait ... Remo, master of Sinanju and the current avatar of Shiva ! sadly I missed that ;(


9/8/2012 4:51:11 PM

Philbert McAdamia

"When Mitt Romney talks about God, he's not talking about our God and he has yet to give his speech yet."

Romney prays to the wrong god, and Obama prays to the right one, but...he's...well, you know...

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kind of seeping under the door like a gas.

Oh oh. Is this a Godwin?

9/8/2012 5:03:16 PM
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