Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Hypocritical Religious Right
The leaders of the Religious Right have used every opportunity to attack gays and lesbians, wage war on the rights of women, and to erode one of the central tenets of our Constitution: the separation between church and state.
Now it has been shown that these same "moral leaders" have been taking pro-gambling contributions from Jack Abromoff, while publicly condemning gambling as a social ill.
Millions of Americans have taken their moral cues from these morally bankrupt men - Send a letter to Ralph Reed, James Dobson, and Lou Sheldon and tell them to start practicing what they preach.
They have claimed the moral high ground, asserting the right to tell people how to live and condemning millions of Americans for actions they deemed immoral. But former Christian Coalition Director Ralph Reed made millions from Indian gambling interests, rallying religious conservatives to oppose competing casinos. James Dobson of Focus on the Family recorded anti-gambling ads that a casino-operating Indian tribe paid to air. And Lou Sheldon’s Traditional Values Coalition was paid $25,000 by online gambling outfit eLottery to lobby congress on its behalf.
It’s time to stop the hypocrisy