Whereas conservative Christian parents once thought it was inappropriate for public schools to teach their kids about sex, now they want the schools to preach abstinence to children. Whereas conservative Christians used to be unhappy with evolution ...
On the above, come off it, people. There is a reason George Will is the MSM's favorite conservative. (Hint: because he is not especially conservative). I don't know two conservatives who give a good goddamn what George Will thinks about anything.
I have seen no evidence that the Republicans are more influenced by "religious zealots" than the Democrats.
Ironically, Brooks describes himself as a defender of an older view of morality in which "we are defined not by our individual choices but by our social roles." But, of course, this is the point. Hastert is Speaker of the House of Representatives and is supposed to act like a responsible custodian of the House, not like a two bit goon ready to cover-up God-knows-what in pursuit of a contiued majority.
What most of us really want to know is the reading content of all those titilating, juicy, deliciously scandalous, trashy emails Foley sent to various Pages -- that speak for themselves.
Often implicit in the chats is an exchange of professional advancement in exchange for sex that plays on the allure of power that Foley used to entice one of the teenagers. Foley at one point promised to help him become the ``stylish elite type'' person the teenager said he wanted to be.
``We will make you successful,'' Foley promised, ``as long as you don't mind me grabbing your [deleted] once in a while.''
"Whereas conservative Christian parents once thought it was inappropriate for public schools to teach their kids about sex, now they want the schools to preach abstinence to children. Whereas conservative Christians used to be unhappy with evolution being taught in public schools, now they want Intelligent Design taught instead (or at least in addition). Whereas conservative Christians used to want the federal government to leave them alone, now they demand that more and more federal funds be directed to local churches and religious groups through Bush's faith-based initiatives program."