Saturday, December 18, 2004

Even Wingnuts Fear Wingnuts!

This article by Chuck Baldwin is going around the blogosphere. Baldwin is a pro-life Christian conservative. Where he differs from the other wingnuts is in his political affiliation: he doesn't vote Republican. In other ways he's a radical extremist, as he reassures us in the article.

Its main point, though, is to say that he thinks the Christian fundamentalists have gone too far. For example:

The willingness of the Religious Right to give President Bush king-like subservience is easily seen in the way they demonize anyone who dares to oppose him. This is very unnerving.
Are we heading for a modern day religious inquisition, this one led not by the Catholic Church but by the Religious Right? Are we witnessing the type of marriage between Church and State that America's founders originally feared?
I used to believe that liberals were paranoid for being fearful of conservative Christians gaining political power. Now, I share their trepidation.

I'm cynical about these kinds of conversions. Maybe Chuck would just like to have more wingnuts vote for his Constitutional Party instead of Georgie? But what he says here happens to be true, too.

Then Chuck ruins it completely by stating the following:

Of course, the sad truth is, neither George W. Bush nor the Republican Party in Washington, D.C. represents genuine Christian or even conservative principles. If they did, they would take their oaths to the Constitution seriously and then neither liberals nor conservatives would have anything to fear, for the U.S. Constitution protects the rights and freedoms of all men.

(Bolds mine.)
Via Kos diaries.