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08/15/2008

Video: Reclaiming 'pro-family'

by Jeremy Hooper

By virtue of being a Republican, John McCain will surely capture a sizable chunk of the "pro-family" mantle during this election season. But in this race, does his record really earn him a leg up over his left-leaning opponent? The Matthew 25 Network is thinking not:

We've already seen Focus on the Family exalting the success of McCain's family in ways slightly hypocritical for an organization who stands against adultery and has outspoken qualms about divorce. And as the campaign rolls on, we expect to hear even more about how a progressive person who is comfortable with gay rights, among other things, could ever be "pro-family." But all indicators do point to Barack being extremely "pro-family." And not in the code word-laden way that its been bandied about during modern America's "culture war," but in the literal way that makes you believe in love, togetherness, and the ideally unbreakable bond that is familial kinship!

In this election, we can take back the rhetorical and replace it with the real. Words have meaning, and "pro-family" can have its more logical definition restored!

Political Punch [ABC News]

**NOTE: We're not at all implying that the McCain family is lacking in values. Not even a little bit. It's just that we have already seen him positioned as the more "pro-family" (again, in the rhetorical sense) of the two, and we see no basis for it.

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There are some interesting comments after that ABC blog. At least it gets the spices going.
PS Subscribed to site as I have a youtube site.

Here is Matthew 25 for those who don't know it:

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in,
I needed clothes and you clothed me,
I was sick and you looked after me,
I was in prison and you came to visit me....
I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.

- Matthew 25:35-40

Posted by: LOrion | Aug 15, 2008 4:12:47 PM

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