Axis of Religious Supremacy: Meet The 'Rainbow Right'
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Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 07:23:10 PM EST
Two days ago, I wrote what proven to be a disturbingly prophetic op-ed. My Talk To Action story, Proposition 8 : A Proving Ground For The New 'Rainbow' Right . My op-ed left out specific details of how the new multi-ethnic, multi-racial, anti-gay Christian coalition blocked gay marriage in CA, AZ, and FL, but I actually found the ground game plans last November [2008] : A 2 hour-plus audio of a conference call with an accompanying massive Powerpoint with dedicated campaign timelines for each state, and a huge amount of tactical planning material that went into the (successful) pre-November 4th effort.

This calls into question current perceptions of the American Christian right - what it is, where it is going. My piece concerned the general strategic outlines of how the Christian right is remaking itself, repositioning itself as what I (with a bit of trepidation) titled the " 'Rainbow' Right". Then, today, I noticed that a new anti-gay marriage coalition has launched a highly slick ad proclaiming the ADVENT of the what the ad called the "Rainbow Right." If you watch the video, below, you will see the face of what the traditional Christian right, call it fundamentalism, call it what you want, is rapidly morphing into. As David Bowie put it... turn and face the strange.

Excerpt from Proposition 8 : A Proving Ground For The New 'Rainbow' Right :

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Proposition 8 : A Proving Ground For The New 'Rainbow' Right

It was a both a proof-of-concept and a prophetic warning for the Democratic Party. In the minds of many on the American left, the GOP, dominated by the Christian right, is a dwindling revanchist bastion of retrograde white supremacy. Although that faction still is significant it is well on the way to political irrelevancy within the party because, in 2008, an emerging ethnically and racially inclusive form of the Christian right flexed newfound electoral muscles and won.

The left has not noticed, and so the new tendency appears to be laying plans for a Republican resurgence in the 2012 presidential election. As described in Charisma Magazine,

    "Noting that the black and Latino vote was critical for passing Proposition 8, California pastor Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, said the ballot measure was a perfect example of the power churches have when they work across ethnic lines."

    "Here's what this election demonstrates--white evangelicals by themselves cannot win elections," Rodriguez said. "White evangelicals by themselves cannot preserve a biblical world view or a biblical agenda within American political and public policy arena. It is impossible. 2008 said it is over."

Indeed - because Rodriguez helped make it happen and, over the course of the next three years, the new tendency will probably come to prevail within the GOP and then launch the second bid, from Third Wave and New Apostolic Christianity, for the United States presidency.




Display:
The Human Rights Campaign has gotten a hold of the auditions for the actors appearing in the ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRjVDZxho54
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwqNFBt33o4

So much for real people, real lives.

by tacitus on Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 08:52:41 PM EST


They do say that the people in the ad are actors, but you have to peer very closely at the tiny text disclaimer they put up and pause the video to have long enough to read what it says.

by tacitus on Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 08:56:01 PM EST

Don't these people have other Christian priorities higher than profaning the LGBT community and picketing abortion clinics? As I recall from studies of the 16th chapter of the Book of Ezekiel, GOD didn't destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for homosexuality. GOD leveled Sodom and Gomorrah for their complaceny and indifference. These people, with their wicked sense of selfishness and entitlement, denied themselves nothing their affluence afforded them an opportunity to abuse. These uncaring, overly induged churls literally sat idly by while their poor and socially disenfranchised neighbors died from hunger, thirst, sickness, homelessness, widowhood, being orphaned, and every societal ill all too common when there is a huge disparity between the hauty wealthy and those suffering the misfortunes of poverty. They too came up with governing policies that took no care for the citizens. I'm willing to bet my next Happy Meal that their affluent and more fortunate citizens justified their selfishness, arrogance, ignorance, and indifference with coded language that forbade any sembalnce of sacrifice to discourage the bane of socialism the same we do today. I'll bet they also put up distracting smoke screens to keep the focus on whatever spectacle and fluff they could conjur up to prevent any relevant or productive social discourse that would grant the masses relief, comfort, and dignity. Wha'd'ya know! There really is a direct reference to contemporary America in the prophesies of the Bible after all! We're not the New Jerusalem, but the modern day Sodom and Gomorrah! Who'd've thunk it?

by rage on Thu Apr 09, 2009 at 05:53:46 PM EST

Garbage, filth, lies over & over again from the Radical (so-called) Religious Right. No one is taking their freedom away, no one. It is they who are depriving others of their rights under the Constitution. A Pox on all of them.

by Bonatti on Fri Apr 10, 2009 at 03:29:10 AM EST

The main control point of the Abrahmic based religions is sex. So that is a prominate part and its concomintant---reproduction. Which also explains the apparent inconsistancy of fertility clinics and the way they treat embryos. Not one that I know of has ever been picketed. Since they promote reproduction they are forgiven so much! Putting many faces to tyranny doesn't mitigate it one bit.

by Nightgaunt on Tue Apr 14, 2009 at 02:58:56 PM EST

Others were downright angry at us. But over time, even the most disgruntled whiners among our patrons eventually calmed down a bit.smarsh.com

by antichero on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 04:12:19 PM EST

GOP and then launch the second bid, from Third Wave and New Apostolic Christianity, for the United States presidency.HCG drops

by antichero on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 09:30:22 AM EST

Here's what this election demonstrates--white evangelicals by themselves cannot win electionstapetes para entrada

by antichero on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 12:19:38 PM EST

White evangelicals by themselves cannot preserve a biblical world view or a biblical agenda within American political and public policy arena. 1blick.de/


by volf698 on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 12:56:20 AM EST

Third Wave and New Apostolic Christianity, for the United States presidency.curso marketing online


by volf698 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 07:35:36 AM EST

Christian right, call it fundamentalism, call it what you want, is rapidly morphing into. As David Bowie put it... turn and face the strange. smarsh


by jacus on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 11:08:37 AM EST

GOP, dominated by the Christian right, is a dwindling revanchist bastion of retrograde white supremacy.birkin


by mike12 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 04:32:18 PM EST

 GOP, dominated by the Christian right, is a dwindling revanchist bastion of retrograde white supremacy.tapetes antifatiga


by mike12 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 05:55:53 PM EST

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by mike12 on Sat Aug 11, 2012 at 05:13:30 PM EST

My op-ed left out specific details of how the new multi-ethnic, multi-racial, anti-gayconos de señalizacion


by chineseboy on Thu Aug 23, 2012 at 06:26:29 AM EST

 racially inclusive form of the Christian right flexed newfound electoral muscles and won.Darry Brinton


by nilky698 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 12:10:32 PM EST

 irrelevancy within the party because, in 2008, an emerging ethnically and racially inclusive form of the Christian right flexed newfound electoral muscles and won.

by nilky698 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 04:19:32 AM EST


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