Every time the Christian Right makes political statements like the ones in the news recently, it not only displays its ignorance: it broadcasts it. According to the New York Times:
Alarmed at the possibility that the Republican Party might pick Rudolph W. Giuliani as its presidential nominee despite his support for abortion rights, a coalition of influential Christian conservatives is threatening to back a third-party candidate. The threat emerged from a group that broke away for separate discussions at a meeting Saturday in Salt Lake City of the Council for National Policy, a secretive conservative networking group. Almost everyone present at the smaller group’s meeting expressed support for a written resolution stating that “if the Republican Party nominates a pro-abortion candidate we will consider running a third-party candidate,” participants said.This story sees the confluence of two hot-button issues: Right wing conspiracies and abortion. As with all stories of this nature, what really irritates me is that Christians are choosing this one issue as a catalyst for their vote, ignoring, at their peril, other equally important issues like poverty, health care, and education. It's nothing new, just the same ol' same ol'. And that's what keeps my anger flowing.
Ironically, the introduction of a third-party candidate may split the conservative vote, paving the way for Democratic victory. If that does happen, we'd certainly be left with the lesser of three evils. But don't thank the Christian Right; they won't have any idea what's going on.