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  •  Well, it seems the religious right has damaged (0+ / 0-)

    their ability to provide a veneer of respectability. Besides a gross rejection of science on many fronts, by various religious groups, we saw.

    We saw the Godfather of evangelical Christendom change his stance against Mormonism as a cult, and endorse Mitt Romney as a Christian. A supremely cynical ploy, that the Billy Graham followers are stuck with now.

    We saw pastors campaigning against marriage equality.
    We saw pastors and some congregants calling for expulsion of gays in some form.

    We saw belligerent priests pitted against moderate nuns who want to help the poor.

    We saw a widely respected non-profit lose their ability to conduct their core functions after they aligned with religious extremists against women's access to preventative healthcare.

    We saw some religious universities try to claim exemption from Obamacare minimum standards.

    We saw some CEOs try to claim a religious exemption to avoid implementing Obamacare.

    We saw candidates minimize rape and incest, and justify all sorts of things about the consequences of rape - based on a religious rejection of reproductive science, which was basically an assertion that women and girls have no right to protection from the consequences of violent men who attack or manipulate them.

    The consequence? Two whole generations of accidental feminists. A vast number, in which I include women obviously, but also any man with a wife, mother, daughter, girlfriend or friend who he thinks deserves the right to make their own choices and receive equal pay, and a whole generation of LGBT men and women who want to marry or raise a family.  

    All those people are suddenly awake to what feminism is, why it's important to work for each other, and that the GOP is the anti-feminist party.

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