Normally when people say, "I'm all for freedom of assembly," they immediately follow with something they wish would never assemble again.
That's exactly what I'm gonna do, too.
Observe the Value Voter's Summit, which took place last month (OK, I'm late). The event was put together by a variety of conservative orgs, including Focus on the Family, Family Research Council and American Values. ( Fun tip - create your own conservative lobby by just including as many of the following words in your title as you can: Family, American, Values).
It's the schedule of the event that gets me. Most of the events are just conservative economic and policy discussions. That's fine.
Then there's this:
GLOBAL WARMING HYSTERIA:
THE NEW FACE OF THE "PRO-DEATH" AGENDA Dr. Calvin Beisner, National Spokesman, Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
Huh? How the hell did this get tossed in there? Can you imagine a liberal lobby event where a Kaballah teacher taught about why recycling was God's will, or a Rastafarian taught about the economic and religious benefits of growing weed???
Ultimately, climate change hysteria rests on an unbiblical view of God, mankind, and the environment. Come and hear how the Cornwall Alliance is pushing back--producing ground-breaking studies on Biblical environmentalism, educating pastors and churches across the country, and activating thousands of Christians to rally against the hype through the WeGetIt.org Campaign...
And another one:
BREAKOUT SESSION TWO
SPEECHLESS - SILENCING THE CHRISTIANS - CONGRESSIONAL BALLROOM
Casey Smith, Jr., Executive Assistant to the Chairman and President, American Family Association
Americans are at a greater risk of losing their basic freedoms today than ever before in the history of this nation. Political correctness and the voice of the liberal minority are undermining the morals and values of main-stream America. Christians are being silenced all across America: in the political debate, the public square, the schools, the workplace, and even in the sanctuary of their own churches....And finally
DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD - PALLADIAN ROOM
Mark Bucher, Bucher & Palmer, LLP; Lila Rose, President, LiveAction