Saturday, December 26, 2009

CNN: Is the Religious Lobby Ethical?

December 24, 2009 on CNN
Critics say political lobbyists working for religious groups blur the line between church and state. Kate Bolduan reports.


  1. Separation of church and state.  S-E-P-A-R-A-T-I-O-N!!!

  2. anyone else notice that somewhat strange presentation of the percentage comparison in the end there? if you just look at the numbers without paying attention, it's a 2% change from 54% to 52% but, if you listen to what she says, the shift is 3x as big...from 54% to 48% and yes amen on that S-E-P-A-R-A-T-I-O-N!!

  3. The presentation look fine to me.
    The point was to show the majority opinion changed, not calculate by how much.

  4. Its rare that we get good news on this blog, but this looks exciting. I've always liked the saying, "A cornered cat makes strange leaps." America is becoming an increasingly secular state and religious groups know this. Fortunately, they seem to be doing the best they can to accelerate the change. Unfortunately, this involves politics. 

  5. That nun said the there is no breach of the wall of seperation because Jesus himself was a political activist. Is this what they mean by cognitive dissonance?
    The fact that opinion has moved in any direction by 6% really is not that important.
    What is important is that these people, representing churches, are given the ears of congress. They cannot be blamed for trying, but as lobbyists, they should ALL be paying taxes. Remember "no taxation without representation?" Well, I thnk there should be no representation without taxation.
    Really, though, as church representatives - and make no mistake, that's what they are - they should not be allowed to have access to congress, or any other political body, at all.
    Where are the atheist lobbyists? Do they get heard in congress?

  6. It was still misleading. CNN should know better than to pull FOX noise type stunts.