If you think that comparing Evangelical Christians to the Taliban sounds extreme, you might just be a normal American. But if you think that the comparison is valid, you might just be a supporter of North Carolina Senator Julia Boseman. In fact, Boseman?s supporters have just launched a new website making that very comparison. Even worse, they go on to say the following of both Republicans and Christian Fundamentalists: ?Hate is their currency. Ignorance is their sacrament. Racism is their communion.?
Julia Boseman?s attacks on Evangelical Christians began months ago in one of the most disgraceful episodes of political passive aggression in North Carolina history. Boseman?s campaign brought her sexual orientation into the race by saying, among other things, ?Now is the time that we must elect openly (lesbian, etc.) members to the North Carolina State Senate to protect our rights.?
In order to win the support of a powerful gay rights PAC known as the ?Victory Fund,? Boseman had to meet their ?stringent criteria and complete an exhaustive screening process? in order to demonstrate that she was a ?viable candidate.?
Translation: Boseman had to a) interject her sexuality into the campaign and, b) make her sexuality relevant by supporting initiatives such as gay marriage. In return she got a lot of money.
But after Boseman interjected her sexuality into the campaign, her Republican opponent took issue with her acceptance of money from the ?Victory Fund.? The local Republican party then ran an advertisement objecting to her decision to (homo) sexualize the campaign in exchange for out-of-state money. Their reasoning was simple: Gay lobbyists in Washington do not care about our local schools and North Carolinians don?t care for gay marriage.
The Republican ad pointed out the incontestable fact that Boseman sought to be the first openly gay member of the N.C. Senate. And they did so by quoting the Victory Fund?s internet campaign ad for Boseman. The Victory Fund ad also ridiculed her opponent as an extremist and a bigot for opposing gay marriage.
Here?s where the case gets really bizarre. The Victory Fund removed its derogatory statements about Boseman?s opponent after he fought back. Then Boseman?s supporters flooded the local paper and radio stations with complaints about the ?hate speech? included in the Republican ad.
The quote that the homosexual community complained about was taken directly from the Victory Fund website. With straight faces (pun intended), the gay community then accused the Republicans of ?hate speech? for quoting their own speech. Are you following this?
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