"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

8.20.2007

moyers '08

"Karl Rove figured out a long time ago that the way to take an intellectually incurious draft-averse naughty playboy in a flight jacket with chewing tobacco in his back pocket and make him governor of Texas, was to sell him as God's anointed in a state where preachers and televangelists outnumber even oil derricks and jack rabbits. Using church pews as precincts Rove turned religion into a weapon of political combat -- a battering ram, aimed at the devil's minions, especially at gay people." - Bill Moyers

4 Comments:

Anonymous rp said...

As much as I can't stand K.R., he is a member of a progressive Episcopal church in Austin...and when I led a retreat for them a few years ago, he attended the morning session....I have no idea what his beliefs or his now professed agnosticism, but he is, to my knowledge, still a member at the church.

Monday, August 20, 2007 11:16:00 PM

 
Blogger texasinafrica said...

He goes to an Episcopal church in DC, or at least used to. I know this because Valerie Plame, the outed CIA agent, and her husband attended the same church.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 12:28:00 PM

 
Anonymous rp said...

Shades of the Clintons & Doles attending Foundry Methodist at the same time....until the Doles left....

Welcome home...you got quoted in last Sunday's sermon....you should have new "blogger readers"..

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:25:00 PM

 
Blogger texasinafrica said...

Thanks! And yikes!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 6:34:00 PM

 

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