I really admire the Conservative Christians, the Religious Right, the Holy Rollers for their conviction and the faith in their faith and unwavering support of the causes that they believe in.
What I have a HUGE problem with is that they want the rest of the country to fall in jack boot step with them to wait for the rapture and if you do not believe in their conservative views you are a heathen, a devil, or even worse a moderate!
They want everyone to agree with their abortion beliefs, their contraception policies and their version of what is right and what is wrong. And here is why they are so reviled by the rest of the country, if YOU do not believe in their dogma, all of it, YOU are going to hell, YOU are bad for this country, YOU are incapable of being elected.
Unfortunately it appears that most of these people are Republicans that want to live in the U.S.A of the 1950’s where there were no gay people, no racial equality, working women were treated like slaves and white bread automatons ruled the country.
Ozzie and Harriet were on T.V. as a perfect couple. They did not tell you the ol’ girl was on megadoses of Thorazine and ol’ Oz was whacking to pictures of Betty Page. Lucy and Ricky were on, obviously not as perfect a couple with Lucy vying for more attention than a nymphomaniac on speed at a Hell’s Angels convention and Ricky nailing everything with a skirt that was semi breathing.
Those days are over folks, get over it! The innocence of that era has long been washed away by the Kennedy assassinations, Vietnam, Kent State, the My Lai massacres, Watergate, the civil rights abuses, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Charles Manson, 9/11, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Ollie North,The Iraq War #2,Timothy Mc Veigh,Katrina, Wall Street, the steroid era in baseball,Bernie Madoff…………..the list is endless I could go on for a long time. The cynicism that has crept into the national psyche is irreversible.
No wonder people want to go back to a simpler and more innocent time.
Back to the start, it is ok to believe in what you believe in but the rest of the country does not have to if they do not want to.