Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Welcome to Kid Nation, Home of Stockholm Syndrome by Proxy

"And they will know we are Christianists by our hate." - ANDREW SULLIVAN

And now, another theocratic right-wing-nut theatrical fever dream, this time featuring children as proxies expressing their parents' political views.

Below is an advertisement produced by a Christian ministry in California (Clay Music Ministry) in support of Proposition 8, the California referendum to strip same-sex couples of the right to marry. It involves small school-aged children signing:

In fact, much of the mother's milk sustaining the "Yes on 8" campaign was coming from out of state sources, primarly evangelical groups, the Mormon church, and individuals like theo-con fat cat Elsa Prince and her son Erik Prince, the odious CEO Blackwater Worldwide, responsible for countless deaths and atrocities in Iraq.

Steve Anderson hits it on the nail when he notes in the Huffington Post, "The pro-8 forces are united, not by a common belief in goodness and salvation, but a base hatred for what they all do not accept. Sadly, this may prove to be not only Gays, but each other. This short-sightedness and intolerance is sad, pitiful, and must be defeated."

Aptly describes the current state of the GOP, doesn't it?