Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Double standards


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The state suspended the licenses of two church-affiliated day care centers where children allegedly were sexually molested, forced to eat worms and pick each other's noses during employee-led games of "Truth or Dare."

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RJ Eskow:

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I will say what I always say in these cases, which is: Can you imagine what the Christian Right would do and say if these centers were run by Muslims? Or, God forbid, Wiccans? They would start another Jesus Jihad. Neocons like Daniel Pipes would tell us this is why we're in the Middle East and need to reform Islam at the point of a gun. TV evangelists would explain why Wiccans can't have civil rights. But because the monsters in question are Christian, there will be a thundering silence, just as there has been over the Catholic priests:

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It's amazing how much Jesus will forgive when the Republicans stumble and how hard he is on the rest of us. Sadly, the Republicans and the Christian Right have turned Jesus into their own 'Frankenstein's Monster'.

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