Under the Maple Canopy

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Sunday Quotables – Frank Schaeffer

Again: If the Wall Street protests are to mean anything they have to not just protest Wall Street and inequality but also protest the root source of America’s tilt to the far unregulated corporate right. It is time to also protest outside mega churches, Evangelical publishing houses, religious organisations that lead the “moral” crusades against women and gays and all the rest.

Fundamentalist religion of all kinds is the enemy of democracy and thus of America. It is the enemy of working people everywhere too when it’s bogus moral crusades empower the rich to thumb their noses at our government.

Fundamentalist religion here and around the world must be stopped in its anti-fact, anti-progress crusade. The alternative is chaos, decline, oligarchy and theocracy.

— Frank Schaeffer, “Wall Street Protests and the Religious Right

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