'Adventists for Prop. 8' Goes Religious Right?


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Last night, the Adventists For Prop. 8 site continued its parroting of the Religious Right by featuring a video of Tony Perkins on its front page.

Tony Perkins is the political front man for James Dobson and has said that the separation of church and state is a "myth."

In addition, as a Religious Right operative,

Four years ago, Perkins addressed the Louisiana chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC), America's premier white supremacist organization, the successor to the White Citizens Councils, which battled integration in the South. In 1996 Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke $82,500 for his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was the campaign manager for a right-wing Republican candidate for the US Senate in Louisiana. The Federal Election Commission fined the campaign Perkins ran $3,000 for attempting to hide the money paid to Duke.

After some emails, AFP8 has removed the video.

Significantly, Doug Batchelor, head of Amazing Facts, is listed as an official endorser and member of this political coalition.

http://www.protectmarriage.com/endorsements/a-k

Currently the Amazing Facts site features a recent sermon from Batchelor advocating support for this proposition.

It would be interesting to know how this coalition to pass a doctrine-based state law, and the Catholic Church's support for it, fits with his Adventist eschatology?

There are two org blogs listed in this coalition, this is the promo from one of them.

Among the many reasons to not go along with the hype over Prop. 8, a major one is that it is being pushed primarily by exactly the Religious Right folks who have been working the most to undermine the traditional Adventist view on religious liberty and freedom of conscience for all.

Now the AFP8 site has a video up from the actual Prop. campaign itself which peddles fear and false information about the how courts have ruled.

The AAP8 team has fact-checked those major court cases and the facts are significantly different than what Alan Reinach and others have been leading folks to believe.

Read it and make up your own mind.

http://adventistsagainstprop8.org/fact-checking-the-csc/


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/1043