Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Coopting the Christian South
It’s okay to call yourself "Christian" and take a political stand in your church or in public IF – and only if – you support the liberal, big-government agenda. Therefore, the oh-so-politically-correct Charlotte Observer has no problem when ministers attack Amendment One, which would affirm traditional marriage in the North Carolina Constitution.
And if you support that same liberal, big-government agenda, it’s also okay to affirm your Southern identity, as these two neoliberals do in an op-ed piece arguing against Amendment One. The piece even begins with the proud declaration, "We are native Southerners …"
Maybe they are. But they’re also yankeefied shills.
Southerners who promote traditional Southern values don’t get the same polite deference from the corporate media. I wonder why?