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Fascist Platform, Christian Podium

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks from behind the main 2004 Republican National Convention podium and set decorations on the second night of the 2004 Republican National Convention, at Madison Square Garden in New York on August 31, 2004.
Speakers at this week's Republican convention make their remarks at a wooden podium that some Jewish groups find offensive because its decorative panels appear to form the shape of a Christian cross. A cross is even more visible in a waist-high gavel stand adjacent to the podium, leading some to question whether the party is trying to send a subtle message to its base among conservative Christians.
Of course,.. 02.Sep.2004 03:13

Tony Blair's dog

the "conservative Christians" has so far been easy
for the Bush administration to wrap around their
little fingers since they all too easily believe
in "flawless authority".

Of course they will do their best to dazzle them
again, and again.

got to go 02.Sep.2004 06:51

anon

The Jesus Freaks have got to go....

Not all "Jesus Freaks" agree 02.Sep.2004 13:12

Anon E. Mouse

For a different take on the Repugnican Convention from a different group of Christians which isn't often heard from, see:

 http://www.sojo.net/video

A lot of us Christians think that marrying the Church to the State is a very bad idea (the Church ends up on the short end of that deal by compromising Jesus' teachings).

A lot of us Christians think that it's a lot more important to care for the poor than it is to coddle the rich.

A lot of us Christians think that the Iraq war is unjust.

A lot of us Christians think that we should care for the creation and protect it from those who want to destroy it. Revelation 11:18 The nations were angry; and your wrath has come.
The time has come for judging the dead,
and for rewarding your servants the prophets
and your saints and those who reverence your name,
both small and great--
and for destroying those who destroy the earth."

Yeah, that's in the Bible - there will come a time when those who destroy the earth will be destroyed. Too bad those RepubliChristians don't pay attention to that part.

Please don't lump us together with the RepubliChristians.

super angry white men now in NY 02.Sep.2004 20:46

unknown

Just look at all of those angry white jumping up and down cheering for death and distrution by the drug addict they call their hero!==dubhya nazi bastard.