Saturday, January 05, 2008

Questions need to be asked and answered

As we have seen in Iowa, evangelical sheeple blindly flock to the polls, voting for a candidate simply because he is charismatic and who they think is the most "godly". Few stop to ask questions about where these wolves in sheep’s clothing stand on issues that will affect their everyday lives in many areas. A new ad campaign is being launched to remind people to ask difficult questions and to really analyze and scrutinize the candidates before making their choice. It is not a choice to be taken lightly. No candidate is a “savior”, no god is designating “the one” to lead us. WE THE PEOPLE are making the choice.

Here is an article from Americans United for Separation of Church and State:

On Eve Of New Hampshire And South Carolina Primaries, New Ads Press Presidential Candidates On Role Of Religion and Government

For the first time in a presidential election and on the eve of the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries a new series of television and newspaper ads is being launched to urge presidential candidates to protect religious freedom.

At a time when presidential candidates in both political parties are injecting religion into their campaigns at unprecedented levels, the new ads are designed to help provide a clearer understanding of where candidates stand on key issues at the intersection of religion and politics. The ads are scheduled to lead up to the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries later this month.

First Freedom First, a joint project of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation, is launching the new print and TV ads to encourage voters to ask presidential candidates their positions on a wide range of issues, from end-of-life options to protecting the right of all Americans to worship…or not.

LINK TO FULL STORY

LINK TO ALL FIVE VIDEOS HERE

James Whitmore appears in a television commercial on behalf of FirstFreedomFirst.



Also, an article from Yahoo today: ” US doomed if creationist president elected: scientists"

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A day after ordained Baptist minister Mike Huckabee finished first in the opening round to choose a Republican candidate for the White House, scientists warned Americans against electing a leader who doubts evolution.

3 comments:

Greg said...

Although I know just because an actor (or retired actor) says something doesn't mean that I should listen to it, but gotta like that Whitmore video.
I've been mentioning in my blog also of the disgust I feel of the Huckabee Hucksters too. I seriously don't know what would be worse, and that says a lot. More years of Bush or that Huckabee nutcase!

Stardust said...

greg, IMO Huckabee would be far worse. He is doing what fundies do best, using their charisma and incorporating pop culture "bait" to make themselves seem "cool" while promoting their god beliefs (their god beliefs are never enough on their own, because this god never shows itself).

Huckabee may be putting on a good charade about how "hip" he is, but the fact is that he is a wolf in sheep's clothing, and is against science and reason and is a cretin creationist. A president like him would send the U.S. back into the dark ages and cause the Founding Fathers to turn over in their graves.

Obama had his minister at the caucuses, and while he wouldn't be as bad as a religious fundie creationist, he is also a wolf in sheep's clothing, using his charisma and charm to woo the masses of more liberal god botherers...but he is not a creationist, (or not an admitted one, anyway) and so not so worried about him being President as Fuck...I mean Huckabee.

Poodles said...

Personally, I would like to see Mitt Romney get the republican nomination. Not because I think he would be a good president, but because I think it would split the fundies out of the republican party so that they might offer up Huckabee or Paul as an independent and so a democrat would for sure get elected. :D