When sad but sympathetic Canadian historians write the history of the decline of Canada’s once great democratic neighbor to the South into a theocratic kleptocracy, they are going to note how the U.S. press helped in that decline by spending thirty years flattering the Radical Religious Right as just regular Americans, a tad conservative, perhaps, maybe a little eccentric, in some cases, but basically good, patriotic, God-fearing Christian folk instead of calling them out as the sex-obsessed, medieval-minded, hate-filled pack of sadistic, joyless, reactionary, and racist yahoos they really were.
Like this guy:
A candidate for the Arkansas legislature, Charlie Fuqua, says children who don’t demonstrate “respect for parents” should be put to death, the Arkansas Times reports. Fuqua is a former member of the Arkansas legislature and has received support from the Arkansas Republican Party and two sitting members of Congress.
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