Monday, October 19, 2009

book notes

Republican Gomorrah by Max Blumenthal

Lubbock, TX, mandated abstinence-only education and the level of STD's has risen to double the national rate. White evangelical women lose their virginity at 16, younger than any group other than black Protestants. "The exploding rate of sexually related disasters have sustained the Christian right, enabling its activists to exploit personal crises for fundraising and recruitment drives."

Great synthesis of all the weird GOP scandals -- Haggard, Foley, Craig, etc.

Bush was so popular with evangelicals because they could relate to his beating alcoholism by find Jesus

"Some people snort cocaine. Other people snort religion"