How freaked out was the Religious Right over this election? Just check out this ten minute highlight from the two hour “election special” on GodTV put together by Right Wing Watch:
These people are fucking nuts. The end-of-the-world rhetoric is just over the top. Alas it looks like they’ve gotten their wishes with regards to the anti-gay marriage amendments. California’s is still too close to call, but it’s looking like it’ll pass. It may be several days before we find out if it passed or not.
Don’t think this crushing blow to their prayers will keep them down. If anything look for the Far Right to become even more shrill and dogmatic in the months to come. Already they’re hyping fears of so-called Christian persecution that’ll come as a result of this election:
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, believes Senator Obama was elected, in large part, because the church in America has failed to address sin in its own ranks and also in society.
Perkins says Christians should pray for and return to a biblical model of holiness and righteousness. And believers in America, he adds, should prepare for persecution.
“We are going to see, I think, unprecedented attacks against our faith through measures like the hate crimes [legislation] to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act,” he says. “We’re going to see attacks on innocent human life through the Freedom of Choice Act, trying to erase all the gains that have been made in the pro-life movement. And I think even our freedoms are going to come under attack.”
The fact that the Democrats have big majorities in both houses and the Presidency is going to whip these nutcases into a frenzy never before seen. On the plus side it’ll mean no shortage of blogging subjects here at SEB.