From Walter Cronkite Lashes Out at Falwell, Robertson

John blueoval at 1SMARTISP.NET
Tue Apr 5 09:22:47 MDT 2005

The rapscallion cannot name one piece of legislation that was
written by either Falwell, Robertson or both. Because there
*AREN'T* any!

John Q.

On Mon Apr 04 23:28:15 PDT 2005, Richard A Whitenight
<rum.runner at JUNO.COM> wrote:

> Conkite attacking Christianity...add one to the growing
> list....heaven
> forbid Christians should want politicians to consider Christian
> concepts.
> Walter Cronkite Lashes Out at Falwell, Robertson
> Walter Cronkite long projected the image of the respected,
> objective
> newsman who didn't allow his personal views to enter the public
> square.
> No more, says the retired CBS anchorman in a direct mail letter
> he has
> sent out across the nation.
> The Cronkite letter comes from "The Interfaith Alliance" -- a
> liberal New
> York-based coalition of religious groups that oddly includes
> "agnostics
> and atheists."
> The group's letter bears Cronkite's photo on its envelope,
> identifying
> him as the "Honorary Chairman" -- with this blunt quote: "For
> years I
> kept my opinions to myself. But now I must speak out."
> In his letter, Cronkite lashes out at America's leading
> conservative
> religious leaders, notably Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell.
> Cronkite said he decided to write his letter "because I am deeply
> disturbed by the dangerous and growing influence of Pat Robertson
> and
> Jerry Falwell on our nation's political leaders."
> "... I have watched with increasing alarm as the Christian
> Coalition and
> other Religious Right groups manipulate religion to further their
> intolerant, political agendas," Cronkite continues.
> Cronkite claims his ire against Falwell and Robertson rose when
> "both
> shamefully blamed America's courts and the highest levels of our
> government for the horrific September 11 attacks on our nation.
> They said
> it happened because we 'insulted God.' Falwell went on to blame
> feminists, pro choice Americans and other groups he despises."
> The newsman said he is worried that Falwell and Robertson have
> "gained
> considerable influence on local school boards, in the
> administration and
> in Congress."
> The former "most trusted man in America" says The Interfaith
> Alliance,
> however, "offers a mainstream alternative for people of faith and
> good
> will to stand in opposition to the extremism of the Religious
> Right."
> In other words, it will remain staunchly intolerant of Americans
> with
> traditional religious views.

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