As a service, I read Hugh Hewitt’s rant (‘Hating the Religious Right’) in the Weekly Standard denouncing John Danforth’s principled stand against the shift the Republican party has recently undertaken. It all boils down to these final sentences:
These and other developments have indeed mobilized new activists across the country, many of who see a vast disparity between what they believe ought to be public policy and what is becoming that policy by judicial fiat. They have every right to participate in politics, and they can be expected to refuse to support elected officials who ignore their concerns.
Attempts to silence them, marginalize them, or to encourage others to do so are not arguments against their positions, but admissions that those positions represent majorities that cannot be refused a place at the law-making table.
Shorter Hugh Hewitt:
Decrying a theocracy merely affirms the rights of theocrats to impose their rule.
Glad we got that cleared up.