Over the three years I've been on medication for depression I've heard milder variations of the kind of invective Tom Cruise
is throwing around. It's always couched in incredibly hostile terms, as if my treatment is a personal affront to others' beliefs. It's always judgmental, as most discussion about depression is: that it's my fault, that it's a behavioral problem, that I needed to change how I slept or worked or acted in order to be acceptable to others. It's always personal: I don't need drugs, why do you? What's wrong with YOU? When my dog died, I was bummed, sure, but I snapped out of it. Why couldnt YOU?
I just learned about the Ohio Restoration Project,
an organization whose stated objective is "to see 2,000 Ohio Patriot Pastors who understand the sacred trust of this moment in history and who are mobilized to make a difference by the close of the 2006 election cycle." The Project hopes to achieve this objective by creating, funding, and operating "a public information program for pastors and the Christian community" focusing on "Marriage, Right to Life, Educational Choice, Taxes, Employment, and other Value Voter Issues:"
According to the website, "Patriot Pastors will pray, inform, and equip the Christian community to be engaged in the 2006 elections." How will they do this, you ask? Aside from praying and volunteering, each Patriot Pastor will also be required to "Register at least 300 New Voters able to shine a light for Godly candidates in the 2006 election cycle."
This is more disturbing evidence of the fundamentalists' attempt to create a theocracy in this country. However, even many Christians are upset by this blatant attempt to equate government with religion. Kos Read More...