The end of Ralph Reed's political career

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    No clue who he is or why I should care. They can vote any politician they want in. He will represent them not me.
     
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    ACLU just likes to see Christians lose anything.
     
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    Well no wonder he wants to see America move so much. There are about 90% of us who are Christian.
     
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    It's not Christians who are the problem, Dillo. Most of this country is Christian. The problem is with zealots who think their religious beliefs should be enacted into law.

    And good riddence to bad rubbish as far as Reed is concerned. :clap:
     
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    Ralph Reed is the former head of the Christian Coalition which serves as a de facto Republican campaign committee.

    Now he's a down-and-out loser.

    I have no issue with Ralph Reed's religious beliefs, I'd just like him to stop trying to use the power of government to force them on everyone. Everyone ought to be able to quietly practice whatever religion that want or not to practice any religion at all without the constant grandstanding by mostly Christian zealots.

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    How is Reed forcing you to practice a particular religion? Or any religion?
    I must have missed his 'handcuff 'em and drag 'em to church' proposal. Or is it his 'pry open their eyelids and force them to read the Bible' proposal?
    Or perhaps you equate his passion for saving life to actually practicing a religion? If that is the case, then I guess feeding the hungry and performing heart surgery is also practicing a religion. We'd better cut that out right now.
     
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    I certainly don’t like Ralph Reed’s socio-political philosophy. Read some of his quotes.

    "It's like guerrilla warfare. If you reveal your location, all it does is allow your opponent to improve his artillery bearings. It's better to move quietly, with stealth, under cover of night. You've got two choices: You can wear cammies and shimmy along on your belly, or you can put on a red coat and stand up for everyone to see. It comes down to whether you want to be the British army in the Revolutionary War or the Viet Cong. History tells us which tactic was more effective."

    “I want to be invisible. I do guerrilla warfare. I paint my face and travel at night. You don't know it's over until you're in a body bag."

    "I honesty believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians . . . and Christian values.”

    “What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time, and one state at a time."

    “Every moment you disguise your position and your truth from the enemy."

    It looks like he wants America to be governed only by sneaky Christians.
     
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    Uh. Those activities are not done exclusively by Christians. Even for the alleged “Christians” who participate, the motivating factor is not always love. There are many Christians in America. Many people give to Charity and do good deeds.

    No. You are not necessarily practicing a religion when you feed the hungry or when you perform heart surgery.
     

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