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    He criticizes Islam, then sounds exactly like one when he says:

    "If the woman's within the authority of her husband, I don't see a problem.'

    Interesting...
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    @jamayla - all of the major religions are patriarchal, and that is largely due to the male need for control. Since only women can give birth, religions have been one of the few methods men have of controlling that process.

    (This is not intended to be denigrating towards men, and I don't dislike men at all. This is simple human biology and psychology.)
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    @Denizen_Kate
    You hit the Proverb-ial Nail right on the "head".........it is the patriarchal aspect of all organized religions that corrupts them and completely delegitimizes them.
    The insecurity of men is behind a lot of the world's evil.........

    If I was to break it down to the crudest level....once men saw where babies came from.....it kind of 'shrank" their sense of confidence in the "size" of their virility..........and hence, was born the unrelenting male desire to subjugate and control women. You can buy a 600-page psych book and figure it out for yourself, or just boil it down to what I said.... it's close enough.
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    'Most people think Islam is a religion, it's not. It's a totalitarian way of life with a religious component.'

    If you focus on the extremists you could very easily adapt his comment and be just as accurate.

    'Most people think Christianity is a religion, it's not. It's a totalitarian way of life with a religious component.'
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    Lose Broun, gain Hice. It's a wash.

    I'm not sure why a conservative district would vote for a guy who would limit constitutional rights based on theology.

    Maybe they aren't real conservatives at all, maybe they're just bigots.
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    Your First Amendment freedoms are in no way attached to a tax exemption. The very premise is absolutely ridiculous and indicitive of a delusional mind.
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    Unfortunately, a great many people are under the misimpression that churches are tax-exempt simply because they're churches. They don't understand that the tax-exempt status is actually statutory rather than constitutional, and is based solely on their being non-profit organizations. And tax-exempt non-profits are subject to various restrictions on their activities, depending on the specific type of tax exemption they receive.
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    @Cal
    Exactly.....but at the first WORD of political speech, influence, or donation, or organizing said church does (or ANY business, PAC, or company) ALL Tax exemptions should be rescinded.
  • #44
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    He'll no doubt win. It was his Southern Baptists who used religion to justify slavery and some of most dehumanizing treatment of human beings the world has ever known. Anything is possible in one of these conservative lighted red districts.
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    "Muslims have no protections under the First Amendment"
    Okay, so he doesn't know the constitution
    "He's rabidly anti-gay, comparing same-sex marriage to losing a parent in a car accident"
    Not sure what that means but it sounds very crazy and anti-gay
    "If the woman's within the authority of her husband, I don't see a problem."
    Okay proves he's a sexist and is either stupid or should be seeking a divorce
    "Hice recently won the Republican nomination in the East Georgia district - tantamount to election in deeply conservative terrain."
    So, he's going to be a GOP congressman...Wow...Georgia has a right to pick anyone they choose...but....WOW...this guy even makes republicans look bad...a hard feat to accomplish...in this day and age

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    Did you pick up on where the "Muslims have no protections under the First Amendment" claim comes from? I couldn't tell. The rest of the Broun quotes fit with a cohesive belief system, but that one sticks out.

    Broun sounds like a reactionary to me more than a conservative.
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    @autiger
    You should address those concerns with the person who wrote and titled the article...."Here's the Most Conservative - Some Say Craziest - New Member of Congress"...but yeah, he sounds like a conservative to me, too
  • #30
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    @autiger @happyhedon

    The story makes it sound like Broun wants to use the First Amendment to attack his enemies, which is the opposite of a conservative philosophy. Maybe that's just the story slant, though.

    The left seems honestly confused about the definition of "conservative"; they generally mean "conservative = reactionary" when the rest of us mean "conservative = conserve Constitution."
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    "Okay proves he's a sexist and is either stupid or should be seeking a divorce"
    meant:
    Okay proves he's a sexist, and his wife is either stupid, or should be seeking a divorce.
  • #68
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    "an Internal Revenue Service code threatening churches and pastors with loss of tax-exempt status and criminal behavior if they address political issues from the pulpit."

    Hice not only addresses political issues from the pulpit, he got himself elected to political office. His church SHOULD lose their tax exempt status, IMO.
  • #118
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    I'm glad you used "someTHING" instead of someONE." "Someone" who have a least a shred of humanity and sanity.
  • #119
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    This is what you get when you mix religion and politics. An ultra conservative pastor who views the law as a tool to serve in his favor.
  • #73
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    I noticed that, too. I see this syndrome often on this web site: conservative loonies are brought into the light, and instead of commenting on the actual issue of this particular loon, the conservatives here attack the left instead, in an obvious effort to deflect from the embarrassment caused by "one of their own."
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    @Denizen_Kate Which ultimately makes **zero** sense. For all the Muslim hating, religion pimping, gay hating posters that are regularly fishing these waters, where oh where are the "standing ovations" and thunderous applause for what this guy stands for? They're too quiet and losing credibility by the second.
  • #134
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    @Denizen_Kate

    Also, have you ever noticed that when you ask them for facts, none are ever forthcoming? Also, have you noticed that when you back them into a corner they'll drop the thread like a hot potato, especially if you do a little of your own research and bring it back them?
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    @PayThatCEO - There are some conservative regulars on Politix who DO provide links and who at least attempt to back up their talk. I wish there were more. I'm willing to be swayed by proven facts, and I'm willing to admit errors when I make them. But sometimes it feels like having a battle of wits with an unarmed person.
  • #95
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    Puhleeze how come it was OK for Dems to recruit black preachers with "walking around money" for decades, and now suddenly the GOP benefits from conservative preachers and it's deemed "illegal"?
  • #92
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    I'm not a fan of him at all. Using church for pushing political views is why sensible conservatives don't even go to church. They need to all be taxed to hell and back just to be allowed to exist and generate revenue. They are nothing more than corporations, and many of them are actually incorporated.
  • #50
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    "“Most people think Islam is a religion, it’s not. It’s a totalitarian way of life with a religious component.”

    Muslims, or Mormons?

    “The concept of ‘love’ is not the issue when it comes to marriage! "

    On women running for office:
    ”If the woman’s within the authority of her husband, I don’t see a problem.”

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/05/j...

    This is why you need to be able to vote in the primary of the party that predominates in your district.
    Change your registration is you have to, but vote in that primary.
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    "This is why you need to be able to vote in the primary of the party that predominates in your district.
    Change your registration is you have to, but vote in that primary."

    Excellent point.
  • #72
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    “The concept of ‘love’ is not the issue when it comes to marriage!"

    My sympathies to his wife. Unless, of course, she's in agreement with this mope, in which case perhaps they deserve each other.
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