Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Right Wing Reverend Rick Scarborough & Alabama

"Reverend" Rick Scarborough's "Vision America" is actively recruiting "Patriot Pastors" across America. The Reverend is a rising star in the religious right. He has formed The Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Reformation dedicated to "stopping activist judges". Tom DeLay has seen Scarborough rally behind him using language such as "I believe the most damaging thing that Tom DeLay has done in his life is take his faith seriously into public office, which made him a target for all those who despise the cause of Christ ... "

Captain Jimi has blogged in the good Reverend several times in the past including his contrived "War on Christians" and just today on his connections to a Georgia Tech student and other persecuted "Christians" suing for the right to be intolerant. For some better coverage on the "War on Christians" try Media Transparency and USA Today and People for the American Way and ...

In the course of scratching around on Reverend Scarborough, I've found several connections with Alabama. Here we go ...

First of all, his organization posted a piece lamenting that the recent Alabama church fires were not being treated as "hate crimes" when the Southern Poverty Law Center and others from "the left, which prefers to cast Christians as victimizers, not victims ..." The author is the token right wing tool for the Boston Globe Jeff Jacoby. Your arsonists turned out to be mostly students at Birmingham-Southern, a Methodist liberal arts school with a very solid academic reputation. I guess you could blame in on the "liberal" arts connection "Reverend"? They were drinking so maybe it was "demon alcohol"?

Appearing on The Foundation for Moral Law, Inc., apparently maintained by or for Alabama's favorite theocrat Roy Moore, site are various banners of Vision America and even one for their "Values Voters' Contract with America". Scarborough has been very involved in shilling for/using Roy Moore and even saying Moore hasn't "much choice" but to run for Governor. This crazy right wing tool "Reverend" Scarborough even suggested that Justice Gorman Houston, a good man that I know personally, was a "Judas".

Alabama has plenty of our pharisees without any additional help from a Texan like "Reverend" Rick Scarborough. Peace ... or War!