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  •  reframing the debate.... (4.00)
    Yeah, get on board, the right wing has called Dems and progressives things like commies for years now. In Texas, Austin specifically, Republican reps refer to Austin as a Soviet Republic. Whatever. Put it back on them -- a fascist is a fascist. It's simplistic, it's stupid, but clearly, such black-white definitions work.

    I'm all on board the bus that says that moral values include peace, concern for poverty and health care, love of others, etc. Problem is, a lot of us on the left of the divide don't know much bible quotes, though I'll be reading up a bit and having a nifty chart of peace, poverty, hunger, war, exploitation quotes at the ready.

    Leviticus my ass, that's old testament, Jesus is all about the new testament, he was peace and love and all that jazz. If you blast gays for what's written in Leviticus, any man who shaves or eats pork or shrimp is just as doomed.

    If the right can shamelessly exploit evangelical rhetoric (and face getting bitten on the butt for it -- ye reap what ye sow!), then surely the left can use the written word in old and new testament, and koran, and wherever else, to show that Yahweh, God, Allah, Christ, etc are on our side just as much as on the right's.

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