What Christian Fundamentalists tell us is Evil about Muslim Fundamentalists:
– They hate liberated women and all that symbolizes them. They hate it when women compete with men in the workplace, when they decide when or whether they will bear children, when they show the independence of getting abortions. They hate changes in laws that previously gave men more power over women.
– They hate the wide range of sexual orientations and lifestyles that have always characterized human societies. They hate homosexuality.
-They hate individual freedoms that allow people to stray from the rigid sort of truth they want to constrain all people. They hate individual rights that let others slough off their simple certainties.
What Christian Fundamentalists hate:
-They hate liberated women who don’t follow orders, who get abortions when they want them, who threaten or laugh at some men’s arrogant pretensions to rule them.
-They hate the wide range of sexual orientations that have always characterized human societies. They would force the country to conform to a fantasy image of two married heterosexual parents where the husband works and the wife stays home with the children even when that describes fewer than 25 percent of current American families.
-They hate individual freedoms that let people stray from the one simple set of truths they want imposed on all in our country. Robertson has been on record for a long time saying that democracy isn’t a fit form of government unless it is run by his kind of fundamentalist Christians.
I would laugh, and laugh, if only more people actually saw the irony.
(thanks to Jenn for all the morning links. I’m feeling lazy today)