FRC readying a 'Religious Liberty Under Fire' campaign
The campaign has not been launched, but the stand-in page (with mostly dummy text and dead links) went up on FRC's domain over night. I really hope the "under fire" language is not a veiled reference to anything:
Religious hostility. Right. Because that's always the claim.
Of course we can all fully expect FRC to ignore the hostility that its own VP of Church Ministries, Kenyn Cureton, uses against LGBT people and our supporters, who he positions as doing the Devil's bidding:
"Who do you think is ultimately behind the efforts to advance the radical homosexual agenda, indoctrinate our children, and ruin our military, now? Who's behind the efforts to get God out of government, Christ out of culture, and faith out of public life? Who's behind it? Well, I think we've got a pretty clear answer. [laughter] The Devil is behind it! So, the real enemy…it's not the poor, deluded souls who are advancing these ungodly agendas—they're simply pawns in the hands of their malevolent master. They need to be set free by the grace of God in the person of Jesus Christ—amen?…As you think about this battle in which we're engaged, you need to think about who the real enemy is that we're fighting against here, and that is, the fact is, we're up against the organized, mobilized, demonized forces of hell itself. And really, to the victor goes the prize of the America our children will inherit, so this is a fight we dare not lose. Amen?"
"Again, the evil day is not coming to America—the evil day is here….We are engaged in a great spiritual war with the forces of evil directed by the prince of darkness himself."
(from a strategy speech delivered at a 2012 Concerned Women For America conference)
If we're going to talk faith as an hostile act, I certainly think we can all agree that the above qualifies (regardless of our agreement with the sentiment). So if FRC wants to have this conversation, then we're going to, well—have this conversation!
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