One meme we are seeing spread rapidly among the religious right these days is that we’re headed toward civil war because of Obama. The insurance mandate will lead to civil war, or same-sex marriage, or gun control proposals. Matt Barber and Mat Staver pushed that meme on their radio show recently.
Barber pointed to some non-existent parallels between today and the pre-Civil War era, saying:
We find ourselves in a position where many of our freedoms, as was the case back then, many freedoms of American citizens are being eroded, being taken away, being rolled back, and they ended up having a violent revolution in order to do the right thing back then.