Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Sanitizing Civil Rights

Now that the Religious Right have taken over the government they are working to force every institution and agency of the government to promote their "worldview."

One battlefront in the culture wars is the National Park Service. The Religious Right wants the history of struggles for civil rights "sanitized." Lou Sheldon and the Traditional Values Coalition are especially unhappy with a tourist video that shows Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech, and marches for women's rights, homosexual rights, and reproductive freedom. They want a "more balanced" presentation that highlights the role of white men.

If we turn the clock back to 1950 I think they will be satisfied.

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