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Monday, October 29, 2012 1:18 AM
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)
Quote:Spot the difference between the Christian social conservatives and the Islamic fundamentalists.
This week, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock became the latest in a string of Republicans to say really, really stupid things about women while campaigning for office in 2012. In a debate with Democratic opponent Joe Donnelly, Mourdock sought to explain his abortion stance by saying that “even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen.” Prior to that, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith compared rape to having a baby out of wedlock, saying if you “put yourself in a father’s situation” it’s a similar kind of thing. And we all remember Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin telling an interviewer “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
What do all these men have in common aside from the fact that they are GOP standard-bearers for the U.S. Senate? To one degree or another, they are Christian fundamentalists.
The sheer number of these types of quotes that we’ve seen in 2012 got us wondering: Who says more antiquated things about women and families, Christian fundamentalists or Islamic fundamentalists? Here are nine stupid, backward, and often misogynistic quotes from nine different Islamic fundamentalist and Christian social conservative leaders. See if you can spot which one is which.
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Quote:Originally posted by Magonsdaughter:
It seems that Christian Fundamentalists/Conservatives obviously feel a lot more confident in making statements that would not have been acceptable 10 or 15 years ago, and now appear to have mainstream support.
Some examples - the statements on rape
hard line attitudes to abortion
wifes should be subservient to husbands
the emphasis on virginity for girls as being desirable
comparing gay marriage to bestiality
Some of these are local examples, so I don't know about the US, but the fundies certainly seem emboldened.
Monday, October 29, 2012 11:57 AM
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