‘The arguments sounded so similar … that I got them confused’

Bravo Phil Snyder. This is nicely done:


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Christianity Today reports: “Silver Lining for Churches in Second Circuit Deciding DOMA Is Unconstitutional.”

Apparently, for CT, every ray of sunshine has a silver lining. Or something.

It’s pretty amazing when a Christian news-outlet announces a step toward legal equality for minorities by assuring readers that it’s not all bad news. There might still be a “silver lining.”

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Southern Baptist “ethics” spokesman Richard Land says that his emphasis on opposing legal abortion and LGBT rights is just like Martin Luther King Jr.’s emphasis on “racial reconciliation and racial justice.”

I guess what Land means is that the Southern Baptist Convention is as determined now to champion immorality and cruel oppression as it was during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. OK then.

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Evangelicals stand for “absolute truth” and “objective truth.” They decry “postmodernism” as an insidious evil that threatens God’s righteousness, the authority of scripture, family values, truth, justice and the American way.

Postmodernism? They’re against it.

Except for when it comes to “The Romney campaign’s postmodern approach to policy.”

”There are all these studies out there,” Romney says. Like, you’ve got your truth, and I’ve got mine, man. It’s the most postmodern thing I’ve seen since I was an undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz.

This is how the Romney campaign has treated numbers in general. … What matters isn’t whether the Romney campaign’s numbers add up. It’s whether they’ve got a bunch of numbers to throw at the Obama campaign’s numbers, and at the analyses from independent experts. “There are all these studies out there.” And who knows? Maybe they’re right. Maybe all voters take away is that there are all these studies out there, and the only ones you should trust are the ones you agree with.

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