The raging sins of the persecution industry: Unpacking the hypocrisy at the heart of the religious right

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September 15, 2015
by Edwin Lyngar  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The supporters of Kim Davis continue to ignore her own colorful life, as she proclaims herself the highest judge of morality, a final arbiter of who is entitled to public accommodation at a government office and to marry the person they love. I’m most struck not by her hypocrisy but rather by her authenticity. She wept when released from jail in a cry out to her god and her own humanity, at the same moment she denied the fundamental dignity and humanity of others. Yet, I don't hold that against her. She's an obvious rube, a useful and backward hick who is being exploited by others for cash and votes. As a rehabilitated rube myself, I feel sorry for her. Despite her hypocrisy and foundational ignorance, she's far too useful to be cast aside." (09/14/15)  

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