Friday, March 31, 2006

Religious Right Being Naughty

For years, the leaders of the Religious Right have attacked the freedom of women to control their own bodies, waged war on gay marriage, and fought to erode one of the central tenets of our Constitution: the separation between church and state.

Now it turns out that leaders of the Religious Right are knee-deep in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. After years of condemning gambling as a social ill, they’ve been caught in pro-gambling campaigns hatched by the indicted lobbyist.

Send a letter to Ralph Reed, James Dobson, and Lou Sheldon and tell them to start practicing what they preach.

They have claimed the moral high ground, asserting the right to tell people how to live and condemning millions of Americans for actions they deemed immoral. But former Christian Coalition Director Ralph Reed made millions from Indian gambling interests, rallying religious conservatives to oppose competing casinos. James Dobson of Focus on the Family recorded anti-gambling ads that a casino-operating Indian tribe paid to air. And Lou Sheldon’s Traditional Values Coalition was paid $25,000 by online gambling outfit eLottery to lobby congress on its behalf. It’s time to stop the hypocrisy. Millions of Americans have taken their moral cues from these morally bankrupt men only to find out now that they are in bed with the very interests they’ve earned their living condemning.

Let's make sure that these religious figures know we're on to their corruption. Send a letter - tell them to practice what they preach.

Michael Lawley,
Care2 and ThePetitionSite team

(thanks to mick gallagher)

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