If the Republicans are to ever recover they need to move beyond being considered the theocratic party. Their support for the agenda of the religious right has lost them a considerable amount of votes from affluent and educated voters, and they very well might have lost an entire generation. They have not figured out that when they are in a deep hole they need to stop digging. Fox reports:
Members of the House of Representatives have introduced a resolution seeking to declare 2010 as “The Year of the Bible.”
The bill was introduced last week by Rep. Paul Broun , a Republican from Georgia, and co-sponsored by 13 other Republicans.
The bill states , among other things, that “the Bible has inspired acts of patriotism that have unified Americans, commemorated through shared celebrations such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.”
The bill seeks to have the president designate 2010 as the Year of the Bible and “to issue a proclamation calling upon citizens of all faiths to rediscover and apply the priceless, timeless message of the Holy Scripture which has profoundly influenced and shaped the United States and its great democratic form of Government.”
Year of the Bible? Until the Republicans were thrown out it was looking like this was the decade of the Bible.