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Thursday, October 27, 2005 

Former Sen. Danforth: Christians Are Ruining the GOP (Not Quite, But Nice Try)

(AP) Danforth, a former Republican senator from Missouri and an Episcopal priest, met with students during a seminar and held a luncheon talk at the graduate school.

"I think that the Republican Party fairly recently has been taken over by the Christian conservatives, by the Christian right," he said in an interview after his talks. "I don't think that this is a permanent condition but I think this has happened, and that it's divisive for the country."

Right Mr. Danforth, it’s the crazy Christians ruining the party… not the spend-happy pseudo-liberals that are tossing up “R” next to their names, that are messing things up for the GOP.

But, he gives examples:
"Nothing is more dangerous than religion in politics and government when it becomes divisive," he said. "I'll give you examples: Iraq. Northern Ireland. Palestine."

Except he forgets that North Ireland took even greater exception to (what they felt was) oppressive British rule, Iraq had a non-religious murderous dictator, and Palestinians are not the problem… Hamas and other nations trying to hurt Israel are. I think Danforth is mistaking religion as the problem, for vote pandering idiots that are acting self-serving in Washington.