Friday, August 06, 2004

DNC's Religious 'Leadership' Exposed

I received a forwarded email today put out by the Baptist Press News. It seems that the Democrat's senior advisor for religious outreach, Brenda Bartella Peterson, has resigned. She stated that it was no longer possible to do her job effectively. Of course, USANow contends that 'religious Democrat' is, to some extent, an oxymoron. Perhaps this is the reason Peterson's job was so difficult.

Apparently the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights issued statements on 3 consecutive days criticizing Peterson. Just more harassment from the Republican Political Machine, you say? Actually, Ms. Peterson offered her signature in support of Michael Newdow's attempt to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Not exactly the type of behavior one would expect from the DNC Senior Advisor for Religious Outreach.

Two questions come to mind:

  • How could an ordained Disciples of Christ minister support the removal of "under God" from the Pledge?
  • More importantly, how is the DNC leadership so inept and so bankrupt of religious knowledge that they would choose somebody like Peterson? Surely if the Catholic League knew Peterson supported the removal of "under God" from the pledge, then the DNC did as well.

The answer to the first question is anybody's guess. The answer to the second question, however, is more clear. USANow believes, after reading this, that her obsession with diversity is what made her appealing to the DNC. The Democratic National Convention knew exactly what they were getting with Brenda Bartella Peterson - a forward thinking "progressive", an ultra-tolerant political activist pursuing the neoliberal agenda under the guise of religion. Somebody noncommital on abortion, and perhaps so obsessed with diversity that she supported removing "under God" to avoid offending the polytheistic and athiest wings of the radical left.

This news won't gain much traction in the media outlets, which is a shame. For this story offers yet another window into the DNC, an organization which places human diversity over divine truths.

PS - Kudos to the Catholic League for uncovering the story, and kudos to the Baptist Press News for distributing the story.

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