March 20, 2013

America's Anti-Gun Theocrats

Yair Rosenberg, Tablet Magazine

Imagine if a group of prominent religious leaders went to Washington, D.C., to advocate against abortion. Imagine these clerics filmed a television ad in which they made a faith-based appeal for the cause, citing scripture while dressed in full religious regalia. And suppose this campaign were funded by a political action committee backed by one of America’s wealthiest politicians. Can you imagine the outcry from the commentariat? How quickly such an initiative would be denounced by liberal columnists and politicians as a religious encroachment on our country’s politics—a dangerous theocratic imposition on our secular democracy?

This past weekend, such a faith-fueled campaign kicked off in the nation’s capital, except it wasn’t pushing...

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