Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

Must be that ol' 'liberal media bias' I keep hearin' about down at the fishin' hole

AP headline: People of faith challenge Democrats on abortion, human rights.

Actual article: none of the people of faith interviewed mention human rights at all, though nearly all of them mention abortion. The only occurrence of the phrase "human rights" comes from a member of the Obama campaign. The religious leaders do, however, mention the highly important issue of not making fun of religious leaders.

Of course, if there was any indication that people of faith really did care about human rights, wouldn't they be wanting to challenge Republicans? I mean, it's not Democrats who are perceived as weak on human rights. For that matter, they might also want to have a few words with the G.O.P. on abortion; while admittedly the Democrats are pro-choice, the Republicans are putatively pro-life but never actually make any real efforts to ban abortion, certainly not compared to their real efforts to lower taxes for the rich.

But no, it's just more of it: religious people in the most religious country in the western world bitching that no one listens to them --

"It's important that people of faith are being listened to just like other constituencies, that we're not marginalized," said Alexia Kelley of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, which has pressed the party to support policies aimed at reducing abortion rates.

-- and politicians reminding those of us who aren't interested in the political desires of an invisible ghost that we're not very important.

Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, after speaking at a luncheon hosted by the nonpartisan Faith and Politics Institute, insisted that the party's outreach to faith communities is sincere, and that voices will be heard. "The majority of our party people, they are people of faith," he said. "When we get elected, we don't check our faith at the door."

Wake me in February, won't you?

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