NH Democratic Party religiously intolerant, bigoted

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    The head of a pro-family political group in New Hampshire accused the New Hampshire Democratic Party of “religious intolerance” on Thursday for criticizing a Christian state legislator for conducting what it called “a religious tirade” as a Christian gathering in September.

    Democratic spokeswoman Harrell Kirstien accused Republican State Rep. David Bates of attempting to impose a “Bible belt social agenda” after video surfaced of Bates saying “the only hope for America” is to “turn from our wicked ways and ask god to heal our land” and “the problem we have here in this country and in all of our states is that we no longer fear god” at New England Solemn Assembly in Plymouth Massachusetts.

    Now Kevin Smith, head of Cornerstone Policy Research, is calling on the Democratic Party to apologize for the attack.

    “The NHDP’s mischaracterization of Representative Bates’ faith are not only rooted in religious bigotry, but represents the height of hypocrisy for a party that supposedly prides itself in being tolerant of other’s beliefs,” Smith said. “ The NHDP owes Rep. Bates and the hundreds of thousands of Christians in this state an apology for his truly offensive and ignorant remarks.”

    NH Democratic Party accused of ?religious intolerance? New Hampshire Journal
     
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    but

    aren't the words;

    “the only hope for America” is to “turn from our wicked ways and ask god to heal our land” and “the problem we have here in this country and in all of our states is that we no longer fear god”

    RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE against EVERYONE who is either;
    atheist, agnostic, hindu, buddhist, zoroastrian, muslim, jewish, MODERATE or LIBERAL christians...etc..?


    shouldn't republican State Rep. David Bates APOLOGIZE to all NONfundy christians for such INTOLERANT remarks?
     
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    He never directly attacked any one faith or lack thereof, even tho Lord knows there's enough ammo to. So NO.
     
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    Nothing intolerant or bigoted about the criticism at all.

    If the NHDC apoligizes it just means they're pussies... which wouldn't surprise me.
     
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    btw: the OP link doesn't work
     
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    It's funny how I see the right at large complaining about political correctness, hyper-sensitivity to offending others, etc. -- and it's a view I share

    But sweet Jebus if someone criticizes Christianity--then that crosses some line into offensiveness that only a public apology can fix.

    Plenty of hypocrisy to go around on this. :rolleyes:
     
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    Worked for me. :eusa_eh:
     
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    This whole thing is ludicrous.

    The notion that calling a politician a theocrat is intolerant and bigoted is just plain fucking silly.
     
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    Ummm, what was the attack? Accusing someone of trying to implement a "bible belt social agenda" is hardly an attack. These people need to get over it.
     
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    no worries, I found the full story with a quick Google search. I gotz mad skilz!
     

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