Friday, June 03, 2011

At The Freedom And Faith Conference

Republicans have gathered together to appeal to the social conservative base of the party. "Social conservatives" is a (an?) euphemism for people who want gays and lesbians in the closet and womenfolk in the kitchen. "Freedom and faith" are also tricky concepts here, given that others don't exactly push for a world full of prisons and a ban on all religions. Come to think of it, the "freedom and faith" bunch meeting right now do like prisons and seem to have a clear preference for fundamentalist Christianity. They also declare that they own god.

Whatevah, as all blaze political writers say. Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman spoke at the conference to explain how he is all for freedom and faith:
"As governor of Utah I signed every pro-life bill that came to my desk," Hunstman told the crowd. "I signed the bill that made second-trimester abortions illegal, and increased the penalty for doing so. I signed the bill to allow women to know the pain an abortion causes an unborn child. I signed the bill requiring parental permission for abortion. I signed the bill that would trigger a ban on abortions in Utah if Roe v. Wade was overturned."