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Via Media

This I haven’t followed

…closely enough , but this JWR piece gives me an opportune moment to do so:

Paul Weyrich. Gary Bauer. Linda Chavez. Bill Donahue. Marc Gellman. Bailey Smith.

Five Christians, one Jew. All nationally known. Weyrich is CEO of the Free Congress Foundation, helped found the Moral Majority; Bauer. a former Presidential candidate, Chavez, a former Reagan administration official, Gelllman the Jewish half of TV’s “God Squad,” Donahue is the feisty critic of anti-Catholic bias, and Bailey Smith, a former Southern Baptist convention president who made headlines years ago for an anti-Semitic remark that he has long since retracted.


They are the true defenders of Judeo-Christian values. Now in light of the astounding front page story in today’s Washington Post, they are prophets with honor.

Bauer et al were the few religious conservatives who objected to the queer spectacle of their fellow religious conservatives determination to work alongside a reputed terrorist-friendly Islamic group in order to oppose gay marriage

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posted January 14, 2004 at 10:17 am

And Abp. Martino is the fifth columnist! Perhaps the world is a bit more complicated than the “end to evil” types make it out to be, and as the Vatican keeps suggesting so insolently. . .

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posted January 14, 2004 at 10:56 am

Hmmm? I don’t know which is worst. Suffering oppression at the hands of Muslims implementing Shahira law against us Dhimi’s or suffering at the hands of homosexual pagans because we won’t offer sacrifice(our children) to their gods(themselves).
One question. What is the JWR’s position on the homosexual agenda being rammed down everyones throat these days?

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c matt

posted January 14, 2004 at 4:02 pm

Some of those connections sound like blaming abortion on everyone who drives a Ford.

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Rod Dreher

posted January 14, 2004 at 5:31 pm

There can be no justification for mainstreaming an organization like ISNA. The general secretary of ISNA met with our editorial board last fall. He talked about peace and tolerance incessantly, but when I asked him how he squares that with the fact that many men on his board have ties to Islamic extremist groups, he went ballistic, and accused me of fomenting Nazi-like persecution against Muslims. He never did answer the question.
This ISNA is a Trojan horse that will be used to discredit the pro-FMA lobby. You watch.

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c matt

posted January 14, 2004 at 6:31 pm

Did you ask him how Islam squares the peace and tolerance talk with Sura 9:29 (or 9:11, I think – can’t quite recall the exact citation)?

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Oengus Moonbones

posted January 14, 2004 at 10:54 pm

c matt: “Did you ask him how Islam squares the peace and tolerance talk…”
I recommend Robert Spencer’s books “Islam Unveiled” and “Onward Muslim Soldiers” for more details. Also, he maintains a web site called Jihad Watch.

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