Monday, 30 March 2009
Sarah Palin, Scientology and power games
There are too many religious groups trying to infiltrate the government. The Assemblies of God make no secret of it and have a very clear agenda. They target right-wing poiliticians, where they find unprecedented support. George W Bush and Sarah Palin have enthusiastically embraced their cause.
The Scientologists are at it as well, but they're not fussy. John Coale, Greta Van Susteren's husband, is hell bent on "getting in there". He professes to having unusual sympathy for women in politics. Coale is very giving both in terms of money and advice, which he dishes out to the damsels in distress in generous amounts. The fact that two of his famous muses are at totally opposite ends of the political spectrum doesn't seem to bother him in the least.
I find these religious groups very sinister. They want to influence policy making in order to further their own ends, which have very little to do with serving the people who elect those charged with governing the land.
If they are allowed to succeed, government would leave the realm of politics and enter the realm of the surreal.
The case for the separation of church and state has never been stronger. Religion should be placed back where it belongs and elected officials should keep their faith and beliefs out of the public arena, safely behind the closed doors of their churches and homes.
Geoffrey Dunn, HuffPo
John Cook, Gawker
Religion posts, palingates